UNIVERSITY of GLASGOW

The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler
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System Number: 00703
Date: 24 June 1893
Author: JW
Place: Paris
Recipient: John James Cowan[1]
Place: [Edinburgh]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler C204
Document Type: ALS


Rue de Bac - Paris

June 24. 1893.

Received from Mr Cowan 600.gs for his portrait[2] "Arrangement in Grey & Green" -

J McN. Whistler.

[butterfly signature]


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Notes:

1.  John James Cowan
John James Cowan (1846-1936), paper manufacturer and collector [more]

2.  portrait
Arrangement in Grey and Green: Portrait of J. J. Cowan (YMSM 402). In February 1893, JW quoted a price of 600 guineas for a half-length portrait of Cowan or 400 guineas for a head (JW to J. J. Cowan, #00701). Despite many sittings, the portrait was never completed to JW's satisfaction. After his death it was given to Cowan by Rosalind Birnie Philip (1873-1958), JW's sister-in-law [more].