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System Number: 02501
Date: 2 March 1892
Author: James Leathart[1]
Place: Gateshead
Recipient: JW
Place: [Paris]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler L38
Document Type: ALS


2nd March 1892

Dear Mr Whistler

Just a line to say that I have told [Messrs?] the owners of the Goupil Gallery[2] I will send the "Lange Liesen[3]" Picture for exhibition there upon to the end of this month upon their giving me a Policy of Insurance for £800[4] in my favour against all losses & an undertaking they will not copy the picture in any way nor allow it to be copied by any person whilst in their possession - [p. 2] the amount of the Policy to be £800. I note you say the picture would bring £800 or £1000 in France.

I write with difficulty from my bed,

With kind regards & best wishes
I am yours truly

James Leathart

J. McNeill Whistler Esqr.

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1.  James Leathart
James Leathart (1820-1895), collector [more].

2.  Goupil Gallery
David Croal Thomson (1855-1930), art dealer [more], who was organising Nocturnes, Marines and Chevalet Pieces, Boussod, Valadon & Cie, Goupil Gallery, London, 1892.

3.  Lange Liesen
Purple and Rose: The Lange Leizen of the Six Marks (YMSM 47).

4.  £800
Double underlined, as are the numbers below.