System Number: 08428
Date: 7 October 1897
Author: George and William Webb
Recipient: David Croal Thomson
Repository: Library of Congress
Call Number: Manuscript Division, Pennell-Whistler Collection, PWC
Document Type: ALS
TELEPHONE NUMBER 1282. (AVENUE.)
TO PREVENT DELAY PLEASE ADDRESS
GEO. & WM. WEBB
ALL COMMUNICATIONS ON BUSINESS TO THE FIRM.
39, NEW BROAD STREET,
LONDON, / E. C.
7 Oct 1897
Dear Mr Thomson,
Whistler & Sir W. Eden
Mr Whistler would be glad if you would write him a letter confirming the fact that Sir W. Eden informed you he would not take £250 for the painting of Lady Eden. We understand that Mr Whistlers French advocate would like to have this
Yours very truly
Geo & Wm Webb
D. Thomson Esq
Messrs Boussod Valadon & Co.
5 Regent St
[p. 2, date stamp:] THE GOUPIL GALLERY / BOUSSOD VALADON & CO. / 8 OCT. 97
1. George & William Webb
3. Sir W. Eden
Sir William Eden (1849-1915), painter and collector [more]. This letter concerns JW's dispute with Eden over the completion of Brown and Gold: Portrait of Lady Eden (YMSM 408). See JW's account of the affair: Whistler, James McNeill, Eden versus Whistler: The Baronet and the Butterfly. A Valentine with a Verdict, Paris and New York, 1899 [GM, A.24].