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System Number: 08349
Date: [3 March 1892][1]
Author: JW
Place: [Paris]
Recipient: David Croal Thomson[2]
Place: [London]
Repository: Library of Congress
Call Number: Manuscript Division, Pennell-Whistler Collection, PWC 3
Document Type: ALS[3]

[date stamp:] GOUPIL AND COMPANY
4 MAR. 92

Dear Sir -

In great haste -

Poster - No -

This is no copy of what I sent - I do not like the aesthetic small letters without capitals -

Copy mine - will be all right -

Cards Enclose revise -

Please send me Ruskins Modern Painters[4] -

Will write -

J. McN. Whistler


[p. 2] Grau[5] . To scrape and regild frame to Miss Alexander[6] -

Never mind about painting on frame - will do that myself by & bye -

Gold same soft colour as on portrait of my Mother[7] -

Shannon J. J.[8] Try again for sea piece -

Everything promises splendid -

Cuttings Send them .

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1.  [3 March 1892]
This is a reply to Thomson's letter of 3 March 1892, #05694. Goupil's stamp records the receipt of this letter, probably on the day after it was written, and Thomson replied on that same day (#05695).

2.  David Croal Thomson
David Croal Thomson (1855-1930), art dealer [more]. He was organising Nocturnes, Marines and Chevalet Pieces, Boussod, Valadon & Cie, Goupil Gallery, London, 1892.

3.  ALS
''13B', 'Monday after 10-30' and 'Portrait' were added at the top of p. 1, in various hands, one of which is probably Thomson.

4.  Ruskins Modern Painters
Ruskin, John, Modern Painters, London, 1843-60. Written by John Ruskin (1819-1900), critic, social reformer and artist [more].

5.  Grau
Frederick H. Grau (d. 1894/1895), picture framer [more].

6.  Miss Alexander
Harmony in Grey and Green: Miss Cicely Alexander (YMSM 129).

7.  Mother
Arrangement in Grey and Black: Portrait of the Painter's Mother (YMSM 101).

8.  Shannon J. J.
James Jebusa Shannon (1862-1923), genre and portrait painter [more], owned Sea and Rain (YMSM 65).