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System Number: 08220
Date: [1/14 October 1893][1]
Author: JW
Place: Paris
Recipient: David Croal Thomson[2]
Place: [London]
Repository: Library of Congress
Call Number: Manuscript Division, Pennell-Whistler Collection, PWC
Document Type: ALS[3]

[telegraph form (Fr.):] TÉLÉGRAMME [...]

110. Rue de Bac. Paris.

Dear Mr Thomson -

A line in haste & on this scrap to say that I received your cheque for £12. odd all right, and that I am sending you two more sets of the lithographs[4] -

The proofs are really beautiful ones on marvelous old Dutch & French paper.!

As to the photograph of the Sarasate[5], I should like one of the same kind and sort of size as those in the portfolio[6] - or like the "Dame Au brodequin jaune"[7] - or the Princesse[8] .... Dont forget to send me any news[9] or little cutting about Albert Moore[10] you think might interest me -

[butterfly signature]

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1.  [1/14 October 1893]
There is no postmark; dated from address and references to Moore (see below).

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

3.  ALS
Written on a telegraph form, but not sent as a telegram.

4.  lithographs
Not identified.

5.  Sarasate
Arrangement in Black: Portrait of Señor Pablo de Sarasate (YMSM 315).

6.  portfolio
A selection of photographs of paintings, mostly those exhibited in Nocturnes, Marines and Chevalet Pieces, Boussod, Valadon & Cie, Goupil Gallery, London, 1892. It was published by Thomson late in 1892/3.

7.  Dame
Arrangement in Black: La Dame au brodequin jaune - Portrait of Lady Archibald Campbell (YMSM 242).

8.  Princesse
La Princesse du pays de la porcelaine (YMSM 50).

9.  any news
'any news ... [signature]' is written in the left margin at right angles to the main text.

10.  Albert Moore
Albert Joseph Moore (1841-1893), painter [more]. JW presumably wants to see any obituaries of this, one of his best friends.