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System Number: 09958
Date: 27 April 1899
Author: John Lavery[1]
Place: London
Recipient: JW
Place: [Paris]
Repository: Tate Gallery Archives
Call Number: Lavery Collection, TGA 7245/311
Document Type: ALS


THE EXHIBITION OF / INTERNATIONAL ART,
KNIGHTSBRIDGE,
LONDON, S. W.

TELEGRAPHIC ADDRESS
"SNOWBIRD" LONDON.

April 27th 99

Dear Mr. Whistler,

We have got the Sea piece[2] and I have written Cowan[3] for the Shop Nocturne[4][.] May we photograph any of them for the Catalogue?

You will see from the report on the Shannon[5] affair that he desires that we should settle the matter at once. We are anxious to get the Exhibition[6] open first and deal with [p. 2] the question afterwards there being so much to attend to in such a very short time and we require all hands on deck. I think Shannon will behave nicely and only desires that he should be put right with you.

The admiral[7] feels very strongly about Mempes[8] [sic] and we are not likely to get any concessions [p. 3] other than stated in our agreement with him. We are now trying to get him to agree to the small additional expense of the 5-9 Burlington band of a darker colour to run round the Galleries and other little finishing touches such as varnishing the dado staining the floor etc.

The B. A. Secretary you spoke of; Ludovici[9] says has retired from business.

We begin hanging on Saturday.

Many thanks for your kindness on Sunday last.

Yours sincerely

John Lavery


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Notes:

1.  John Lavery
John Lavery (1856-1941), painter [more].

2.  Sea piece
Blue and Silver: Trouville (YMSM 66).

3.  Cowan
John James Cowan (1846-1936), paper manufacturer and collector [more].

4.  Nocturne
Nocturne: Black and Gold - Rag Shop, Chelsea (YMSM 204) was lent to the 2nd Exhibition, Pictures, Drawings, Prints and Sculptures, International Society of Sculptors, Painters and Gravers, London, 1899.

5.  Shannon
James Jebusa Shannon (1862-1923), genre and portrait painter [more].

6.  exhibition
2nd Exhibition, Pictures, Drawings, Prints and Sculptures, International Society of Sculptors, Painters and Gravers, London, 1899.

7.  Admiral
Admiral Friedrich ('Frederick') Augustus Maxse (1833-1900), political writer [more].

8.  Mempes
Mortimer Luddington Menpes (1860-1938), artist [more].

9.  Ludovici
Albert Ludovici, Jr (1852-1932), painter [more].