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System Number: 07919
Date: April 1889
Author: JW
Place: London
Recipient: Charles William Deschamps[1]
Place: London
Repository: Library of Congress
Call Number: Manuscripts Division, Pennell-Whistler Collection, PWC 1/24/10
Document Type: PD/AS


PARIS UNIVERSAL EXHIBITION, 1889.
BRITISH SECTION.

(INCORPORATED 5TH JUNE, 1888.)
FINE ARTS SECTION.

TO THE HONORARY SECRETARY,
FINE ARTS COMMITTEE,
2, WALBROOK (MANSION HOUSE), LONDON, E C.

SIR,

I BEG LEAVE TO INFORM YOU THAT I SHOULD WISH TO BE REPRESENTED AT PARIS THIS YEAR BY SOME OF THE WORKS SPECIFIED BELOW.

SIGNATURE J. McNeill Whistler.

Order of St. Michael[2]
Hon. Member Royal Academy of Münich.

ADDRESS Tower House - Tite Street Chelsea
London

DATE April

NO. DESCRIPTION APPROXIMATE SIZE OUTSIDE FRAME. NAME AND ADDRESS OF OWNER.
HEIGHT FT. IN. WIDTH FT. IN.
1. Oil Painting 8 - 2 4 - 8 My own property -
Arrangement in Black. No. 7[3]
Portrait of Lady Archibald Campbell
2. Oil Painting - 2 - 9 2 - 4 John Cavafy[4] - M. D.
Harmony in flesh colour & green
The Balcony[5] -
3. 27 Etchings      
[34?]      
27 9 Etchings[6] - each 1 - 8 1 - 5½ My own property -

 


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Notes:

1.  Charles William Deschamps
Charles William Deschamps (1848-1908), art dealer [more].

2.  Order of St Michael
For his contribution to 4th Internationale Kunst-Austellung, Munich, 1889, JW was awarded a first-class medal, followed by the Cross of St Michael of Bavaria.

3.  Arrangement in Black. No. 7
Arrangement in Black: La Dame au brodequin jaune - Portrait of Lady Archibald Campbell (YMSM 242), which was awarded a gold medal.

4.  The Balcony
Variations in Flesh Colour and Green: The Balcony (YMSM 56).

5.  John Cavafy
Dr John Cavafy (ca 1839-1901), physician and collector, son of G. J. Cavafy [more].

6.   9 Etchings
Not specified.