UNIVERSITY of GLASGOW

The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler
Home > On-line Edition > Transcription/Database Record

the on-line edition

System Number: 13545
Date: 28 April 1888
Author: Dowdeswell and Dowdeswells[1]
Place: London
Recipient: JW
Place: [London]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler C83
Document Type: ALS


DOWDESWELL & DOWDESWELLS,
FINE ART PUBLISHERS,

160, NEW BOND STREET,
LONDON, W.

April 28th, 1888

TELEPHONE NO. 3779.

J. McN. Whistler Eqre

Dear Sir.

We send you annexed copy of Mr Chapman's letter[2] of the 25th April, the contents of which we had communicated to you before delivering the pictures.

We will not express any opinion as to whether Mr Chapman can bind you or us by this letter, but for the sake of form we give you notice that we shall look to you as our principal for any risk, damage or loss which may be incurred by us by your parting with possession of the pictures now or by your not returning them to him within three months or by your failing to hold it them insured or re-insured in accordance with his letter.

Yours faithfully

Dowdeswell & Dowdeswells


This document is protected by copyright.


Notes:

1.  Dowdeswell and Dowdeswells
Art dealers and print publishers.

2.  Mr Chapman's letter
Alfred Chapman (1839-1917), engineer and collector [more]. The letter referred to is #00582. Chapman had agreed to lend Nocturne: Blue and Silver - Bognor (YMSM 100) to the Exposition, Galerie Durand-Ruel, Paris, 1888. However, there seems to have been some difficulty arranging insurance cover whilst Nocturne: Blue and Silver - Bognor and another work, Nocturne: Grey and Gold - Chelsea Snow (YMSM 174), were in transit to 3rd Internationale Kunst-Austellung, Munich, 1888. The picture was eventually sent via Dowdeswell's and insured with Lloyd's for £350 (see J. A. Chapman to JW, #00578, #00579, #00580 and letter draft, JW to J. A. Chapman, #02229, J. A. Chapman to Dowdeswells,' #00583).