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System Number: 12861
Date: [2/19 December 1875[1]]
Author: Dudley Gallery[2]
Place: [London]
Recipient: JW
Place: [London]
Repository: [unknown]
Document Type: MsLc

[Nocturne in Blue & Gold[3] has just sold itself to a total stranger ( - Percy Wyndham[4] - )] "for the price named in the catalogue[5]"

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1.  [2/19 December 1875]
This letter, which has not been located, is quoted by JW in a letter to Alan Summerly Cole (1846-1934), textile expert and museum official [more] (#07888), dated by references to the Dudley Gallery (see below).

2.  Dudley Gallery
As described by JW, the Dudley Gallery sent him an 'official note' of the sale of his picture, but this has not been located. This summary transcription is entirely in JW's hand.

3.  Nocturne in Blue & Gold
Nocturne: Grey and Gold - Westminster Bridge (YMSM 145).

4.  Percy Wyndham
Percy Wyndham (1835-1911), collector [more].

5.  catalogue
The painting was exhibited at the 9th Winter Exhibition of Cabinet Pictures in Oil, Dudley Gallery, London, 1875 (cat. no. 160), as 'Nocturne in Blue and Gold, No. 3', for sale at £210.0.0 (see #12861).