The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler
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System Number: 09004
Date: 20 May [1897][1]
Author: JW
Place: Paris
Recipient: Samuel Bing[2]
Place: [Paris]
Repository: Private Collection
Document Type: ALS[3]

110. Rue du Bac -

May 20 -

Dear Mr Bing -

I have acceeded [sic] to the request of your client and signed the little picture - Pray say to him with my compliments, that I shall be glad to know into whose care goes "The Sloop[4]"? - and also it would be nice of him if he would write me a line promising to lend the picture one of these days [p. 2] for exhibition -

Very sincerely Yours

J McNeill Whistler

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1.  20 May [1897]
Dated from the picture sale (see below).

2.  Samuel Bing
Siegfried ('Samuel') Bing (1838-1905), Paris art dealer and specialist in oriental art [more].

3.  ALS
Written on deep bordered mourning paper.

4.  The Sloop
Green and Gold: The Sloop (YMSM 368). The identity of Bing's client is unknown. However, a ledger records that JW sold the picture to Bing on 19 May 1897 for £200 (see #13034).