System Number: 10929
Date: [June/November 1884?]
Recipient: Henry Graves
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
Call Number: f MS A 1412
Credit Line: Published by permission of the Houghton Library, Harvard University
Document Type: ALS
Dear Mr Graves -
You will [see] from the enclosed how the reputation of the Carlyle is growing apace -
I might who knows even sell it in Dublin! -
In any case will you send it to the address as per enclosed - W. B. Pearsall is the name of the gentleman difficult to make out - but I have since had several other letters from him and Mr Lawless - who tells me that they have again appealed to him begging that I [p. 2] will let them have both my Mother's picture and the Carlyle - So will you send
for a van tomorrow if possible as time presses - and the two paintings might go in one case if you think that better -
You see that of course they will pay all expenses and of this I am assured in their several letters -
I shall also send a lot of the little pictures - though they had perhaps better go in a separate case -
Indeed I have half a mind to send the Sarasate too - but of that I am not so sure - we will see -
Did you see in the papers the other day an account of the enthusiasm in Paris when he played at a concert? - They shouted out 'Bravo Espagnol', and the whole audience simply went mad over him! -
Very faith[full]y Yrs
J. McNeill Whistler
13. Tite Street -
1. [June/November 1884?]
Dated from exhibition references (see below).
Annual Exhibition of Sketches, Pictures, and Photography, Dublin Sketching Club, Leinster Hall, Dublin, 1884, which opened on 1 December 1884.
8. little pictures
JW sent two large and twenty-four small oils and water-colours to Dublin, including figure studies such as Arrangement in Black: Reading (YMSM 224), seascapes such as Sea and Storm: Grey and Green (YMSM 283), and street-scenes such as Nocturne in grey and gold - Piccadilly (M.862), which was sold during the show.