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Record 19 of 25
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.
|April 25||To drawing purchased at Oscar Wilde sale.||£15 15 - |
'591' written in top left corner.
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).
5. £15 15 -