The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler
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System Number: 13533
Date: 17 August 1893
Author: JW
Place: Perros Guirec, Côtes du Nord
Recipient: Isaac Cook[1]
Place: [Maine, USA]
Repository: Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
Document Type: ALS

The picture called "Battersea Reach[2]", was painted by me, I cannot remember exactly in what year, but when I was living in Lindsey Row, Chelsea -

It was a view of the opposite bank of the river, from out of my window, in Lind - on a brilliant autumn evening - and the painting is a favorite of mine -

It was bought from me by Mr. Cavafy[3] - and remained always in the family until sold by Dr. John Cavafy[4] to Mr. E. G. Kennedy[5] of New York -

J. McNeill Whistler -

Perros Guirec -
Côtes-du-Nord - France -

Aug. 17. 1893.

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1.  Isaac Cook
Isaac Cook, Jr., of Maine, collector [more]. He bought YMSM 45 in 1893.

2.  Battersea Reach
Battersea Reach (YMSM 45).

3.  Mr. Cavafy
George John Cavafy (1805-1891), merchant, partner in G. J. Cavafy and Company [more].

4.  Mr. John Cavafy
Dr John Cavafy (ca 1839-1901), physician and collector, son of G. J. Cavafy [more].

5.  Mr. E. G. Kennedy
Edward Guthrie Kennedy (1849-1932), dealer with H. Wunderlich and Co., New York [more].