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System Number: 01431
Date: 15 August [1884][1]
Author: Wickham Flower[2]
Place: London
Recipient: JW
Place: [London]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler F363
Document Type: ALS


OLD SWAN HOUSE,
CHELSEA EMBANKMENT,
S. W.

Aug 15

My dear Mr Whistler

Wd. £160 - - buy the 3 little pictures[3]?

Yours always
Very truly

W Flower

You will probably say [p. 2] quite impossible & in that case I must wait till your next little Exhibition

We are going to[4] [Alvings?] early tomorrow till Tuesday - & Scotland Wedy night


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Notes:

1.  15 August [1884]
Year dated from reference to exhibition (see below).

2.  Wickham Flower
Wickham Flower (b. ca 1836), solicitor and collector [more]. He was a neighbour of JW's in Chelsea.

3.  3 little pictures
An Orange Note: Sweet Shop (YMSM 264), Note in Blue and Opal: The Sun Cloud (YMSM 271) and Harmony in Brown and Gold: Old Chelsea Church (YMSM 305). See JW's reply (#01432), which were all on exhibition in 'Notes' - 'Harmonies' - 'Nocturnes', Messrs Dowdeswell, London, 1884.

4.  We are going to
The remainder of the text is written at the top of page one around the printed address.