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The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler
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System Number: 08292
Date: [7 December 1894[1]]
Author: JW
Place: Paris
Recipient: David Croal Thomson[2]
Place: London
Repository: Library of Congress
Call Number: Manuscript Division, Pennell-Whistler Collection, PWC D/5
Document Type: ALS[3]


110. Rue du Bac - Paris

Dear Mr. Thomson -

Your letter was capital! Just what I like - A sort of resumé of what is really going on in London -

Perhaps I shall run over for a few days very shortly - [p. 2] I hope you will let me know whether Shannon's sea piece[4] does remain in the Hague - Had Mesdag[5] ever seen it? -

Did you see the Baron von Leynden[6]. I think that is his name? - he has one of those full lengths of mine - Got it through Van Wisselingh[7] long ago. -

I got the copies of the Art Journal as I told you - and many thanks to you - But now the Virtue people[8] seem to me to be absolutely of an impertinence in their improper silence.

Kindly see that they send me the cheque for fifteen guineas tomorrow -

It is a pity that you should be personally bothered about this -

You must let me know what you say in your coming conférence!

[butterfly signature]


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Envelope:

To
D. C. Thomson Esq
The Goupil Galleries
5. Regent Street
London
Angleterre
[stamp:] POSTE / REPUBLIQUE FRANCAISE / 25
[postmark:] PARIS 80 / R. DU BAC / 7E | 7 / DEC / 94
[postmark on verso:] LONDON. S.W / F1 A / DE 8 / 94


Notes:

1.  7 December 1894
Dated by postmark.

2.  David Croal Thomson
David Croal Thomson (1855-1930), art dealer [more].

3.  ALS
'66' written in another hand in red ink at top left, '119' in pencil at bottom right of p. 1., and the same on the envelope.

4.  Shannon's sea piece
James Jebusa Shannon (1862-1923), genre and portrait painter [more], owned Blue and Silver: Trouville (YMSM 66); it was sold at some time during 1895 through Goupil's to James Staats Forbes (1823-1904), railway manager and collector [more].

5.  Mesdag
Hendrik Willem Mesdag (1831-1915), painter and collector [more].

6.  Baron von Leynden
Willem Reinhard Boelens (b. 1840), Baron van Lynden, banker and collector [more], who owned Arrangement in Yellow and Grey: Effie Deans (YMSM 183).

7.  Van Wisselingh
Elbert Jan Van Wisselingh (b. ca 1848), art dealer [more].

8.  the Virtue people
Publishers of The Art Journal; they owed JW money for publishing a lithograph, Nursemaids: 'Les Bonnes du Luxembourg' (C.81), in The Art Journal, vol. 46, no. 120, Dec. 1894; see #03365.