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System Number: 08301
Date: [6 August 1895]
Recipient: David Croal Thomson
Repository: Library of Congress
Call Number: Manuscript Division, Pennell-Whistler Collection, PWC 18/1580-1
Document Type: ALS
'Recd Augt 7 - 1895'
110. Rue du Bac - Paris -
Now my dear Mr. Thomson tell me please what is this Nocturne or sea piece as I gather from the article in the Speaker that is sent me tonight, it might be? - Who does it belong to? - and what is its present price? -
I might want to buy it myself. -
Really as an American and a good Scott, McNeill, I wish he would! - It would be so perfectly English in its assertion of legal right! - Or do you think he wants to sell it - Equally English - But in [p. 2] this case we might get it for America -
Find out about it - and let me know -
Dignam - No - I think you have been very kind and have done all and more than one could have asked you to do -
If you answer his brother's letter that is all that one would request -
Have you sold Mr. Ionides'  "Sea & Rain"? - and in any case what is the price asked? -
Sarasate - I am glad you can find the photograph - for I cannot -
Tell Prange though that he may have the picture photographed if he likes - and I daresay you can manage that for him as well as you have have [sic] all the others that were in the Exhibition - Only I must then have the negative after wards -
A Mrs. Williamson will probably call upon you from Lady Archibald Campbell to ask you for a photograph of that portrait - Give her one, and explain to her that the picture is no longer called ["]Portrait of [p. 3] the Lady Archibald Campbell" - but is known simply as "Le Brodequin jaune" or the "Yellow Buskin", and as such has been bought by the Pennsylvania Academy or Art Gallery in Philadelphia -
The main issue you know I appealed against, and it comes off after the vacations! -
J McN. Whistler
Is the sea picture referred to in Speaker, Mr Ionides' "Sea & Rain"? If so why do you call it Nocturne? - is the price £300.00?
D. C. Thomson Esq -
The Goupil Gallery -
5. Regent Street
[stamp:] POSTE / REPUBLIQUE FRANCAISE / 25
[postmark:] PARIS-20 / 195. BD ST GERMAIN / 5E 6 / AOUT / 95
[postmark on verso:] [LONDON] S.W. / AU 7 / 95 / 2
1. [6 August 1895]
Dated by postmark. The date of receipt was written at the top of p. 1 by D. C. Thomson.
'61C' is written in another hand in red ink at the top left, '142' in pencil at the bottom right of p. 1, and also on the envelope.
Nocturnes, Marines and Chevalet Pieces, Boussod, Valadon & Cie, Goupil Gallery, London, 1892.
15. Mrs. Williamson
Mrs Williamson, a companion or servant of Lady A. Campbell.
16. Lady Archibald Campbell
Janey Sevilla Campbell (ca 1846 - d.1923), née Callander, Lady Archibald Campbell [more], subject of Arrangement in Black: La Dame au brodequin jaune - Portrait of Lady Archibald Campbell (YMSM 242). See JW's letter to her regarding photographs, #00519.
19. Is the sea
The remainder of the text is written in the margin of p. 1 at right angles to the main text.