The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler
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System Number: 11251
Date: 22 June 1874
Author: JW
Place: London
Recipient: James Alfred Chapman[1]
Place: [Liverpool]
Repository: Library of Congress
Call Number: Manuscript Division, Pennell-Whistler Collection, PWC 1/14
Document Type: ALS

2 Lindsey Houses, Chelsea -

Monday June 22 - 1874

Dear Jack -

I have received your letter enclosing me cheque for two hundred guineas - for the two pictures - "Nocturne in Grey & Gold" (Southampton Water)[2] and "Nocturne in Grey & Silver" - (Battersea) [3]-

Many thanks -

Jennings[4] has not sent yet - and I dont know his address - had not you better write him a line? - If you can spare the Southampton a [p. 2] little longer I should like it - but if you are waiting for it I must try and find something to put in its place -

Ever Yours

J A McN. Whistler -

I had once promised to let Grapel[5] have the first chance at the Valparaiso[6] piece if I ever finish it - But we will see -

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1.  James Alfred Chapman
Alfred Chapman (1839-1917), engineer and collector [more].

2.  Nocturne in Grey & Gold (Southampton Water)
Nocturne: Blue and Gold - Southampton Water (YMSM 117).

3.  Nocturne in Grey & Silver - (Battersea)
Nocturne: Battersea Reach (YMSM 160).

4.  Jennings
Jennings, an unidentified friend of A. Chapman.

5.  Grapel
William Grapel (b. 1822), barrister-at-law and collector [more].

6.  Valparaiso
Probably Nocturne in Blue and Gold: Valparaiso Bay (YMSM 76). It is the most elaborate of the upright Valparaiso Nocturnes, and it appears to have been re-worked on more than one occasion between 1866 and 1897.