Documents associated with: drawing in text (BW)
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System Number: 00583
Date: [1/19 July 1888]
Author: Alfred Chapman
Recipient: Dowdeswell and Dowdeswells
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler C84b
Document Type: Lc
Messrs Dowdeswell & Dowdeswells
160 New Bond St
Confirming my letters to you of 25 April and 3rd May & telegram of 28th April & the verbal instructions given you on last date - I shall be glad to hear from you if the pictures sent to you on 25th April will be returned to me this month.
[p. 2: various pen and ink doodles; six pen and ink sketches of cupids]
'and after your flattering invitation'
3. Dowdeswell and Dowdeswells
Art dealers and printsellers.
See #00582. Chapman had agreed to lend Nocturne: Blue and Silver - Bognor (YMSM 100) to the Exposition, Galerie Durand-Ruel, Paris, 1888. However, there seems to have been some difficulty in arranging insurance cover whilst the picture and another work, Nocturne: Grey and Gold - Chelsea Snow (YMSM 174), bound for Munich - were in transit. The picture was eventually sent via Dowdeswell's and insured with Lloyd's for £350. See A. Chapman to JW, #00578, #00579, #00580 and letter draft, JW to A. Chapman, #02229.
Drawings by Beatrix Whistler (1857-1896), née Beatrice Philip, artist [more], which are probably from a later date: B. Whistler, Cupids (z251). Like other drawings of cupids in the Hunterian Art Gallery, these may be related to illustrations for a publication of Recréations postales by Stéphane Mallarmé (1842-1898), Symbolist writer and poet [more], proposed by JW in 1892 (see #10785).
10. and after ... invitation
Written in JW's hand.