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System Number: 05818
Date: 29 June 1895
Author: David Croal Thomson[1]
Place: London
Recipient: JW
Place: [Paris]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler T163
Document Type: MsD[2]


LONDON
116 & 117, NEW BOND STREET, W.
5, REGENT STREET, S. W.

June 29th 1895

J. McNeill Whistler Esq

[Royal coat of arms] FINE ART PUBLISHERS TO THE QUEEN.

TO GOUPIL & COMPY
BOUSSOD, VALADON & CO., SUCCESSORS.

1895    
April 25 To drawing[3] purchased at Oscar Wilde[4] sale. £15  15 - [5]

 


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Notes:

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

2.  MsD
'591' written in top left corner.

3.  drawing
r.: Maud Franklin; v.: Study of Maud Franklin (M.693), sold at auction at the Wilde sale by Bullock, London, 24 April 1895 (lot 123) and bought by Thomson for JW (see #05817). Although described as a drawing of Sarah Bernhardt (1844-1923), née Henrietta Rosine Bernard, actress [more], and a second glass on the drawing bears her inscription 'Je trouve cela très ressemblante Sarah Bernhardt', it actually shows Mary Maud Franklin (1857- ca 1941), JW's model and mistress [more]. Wilde mentions the loss of this drawing in his prison letter, De Profundis (Holland, Merlin and Rupert Hart-Davis, eds, The Complete Letters of Oscar Wilde, London, 2000, p. 713).

4.  Oscar Wilde
Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wilde (1854-1900), writer, critic and playwright [more].

5.  £15 15 -
Double underlined.