System Number: 09034
Date: [May/June 1883]
Recipient: James Alfred Chapman
Repository: Art Institute of Chicago, IL
Call Number: Walter Brewster Collection
Document Type: ALS
Dear Jack -
Just come from Grosvenor[.] Your picture hung on the line looks superb! - and very much liked -
Now more! I want more!! -
However at the same time while things are hot I am asked to send several pictures to the Exposition Internationale - Rue de Sèze - very swell where each year different painters are chosen to represent different countries - last year Millais - etc - and I want your little man in the snow - and the Southampton Water - Do be very nice and let us continue the success that has been so long in coming!
Telegraph me tomorrow morning and say that I may expect them -
J McN. Whistler
13. Tite Street. Chelsea
[p. 3] Dear Old [...]
1. [May/June 1883]
Dated from references to art works and Grosvenor Gallery.
'3' is written at the top of the sheet in another hand. On p. 3 is the start of another letter in JW's hand.
5. Mother's portrait
JW sent Arrangement in Grey and Black: Portrait of the Painter's Mother (YMSM 101) to the 101st exhibition, Ouvrages de peinture, sculpture, architecture, gravure et lithographie des artistes vivants, Palais des Champs Elysées, Paris, 1883 (cat. no. 2441).
JW was awarded a third-class medal at the Salon.
7. Exposition Internationale
Exposition Internationale de Peinture, Galerie Georges Petit, Paris, 1883. The gallery was located at 8 Rue de Sèze.
9. man in the snow - and the Southampton Water
A reference to Nocturne: Grey and Gold - Chelsea Snow (YMSM 174) and Nocturne: Blue and Gold - Southampton Water (YMSM 117). Chapman agreed to his request for the latter but it is unclear whether he agreed to lend the other picture.