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System Number: 05804
Date: 17 March 1894
Author: David Croal Thomson[1]
Place: London
Recipient: JW
Place: [Paris]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler T149
Document Type: ALS


THE GOUPIL GALLERY
[Royal coat of arms]
BOUSSOD VALADON & CO.
5, REGENT STREET, S. W.

TELEGRAMS, BOUSSOD, LONDON.

London

17 March 1894

Private -

Dear Mr Whistler,

You will be interested to learn that Mr A. A. Ionides[2] has sold to us your picture of 'Old Battersea Bridge'[3] & we gave him a cheque for four hundred guineas. I fear he is very hard pressed at the present for he spoke of getting rid of his whole house & its contents.

[p. 2] Durets sale[4] is on Monday & we are wondering what your Nocturne[5] will fetch in Paris. It appears to be a good sale & it should do well.

Business here is much better & we have sold over a dozen of Steers[6] paintings. None very high (£65) but it is satisfactory to him.

I hope to be in Paris at the end of next month when I hope you will be able to let me come to see you.

Yours vy truly

D. C. Thomson

J McN. Whistler Eq


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Notes:

1.  David Croal Thomson
David Croal Thomson (1855-1930), art dealer [more].

2.  Mr A. A. Ionides
Alexander ('Aleco') Ionides (1840-1898), businessman [more].

3.  'Old Battersea Bridge'
Brown and Silver: Old Battersea Bridge (YMSM 33).

4.  Durets sale
Théodore Duret (1838-1927), art critic and collector [more]; the auction was held at Paris, Georges Petit, 19 March 1894.

5.  your Nocturne
Nocturne: Grey and Silver (YMSM 156) was lot 42 at the sale and was bought by Knoedler, New York dealers, for 4000 francs (see #02433).

6.  Steers
Philip Wilson Steer (1860-1942), painter [more].