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System Number: 09977
Date: [29 April 1900][1]
Author: JW
Place: [Paris]
Recipient: John Lavery[2]
Place: London
Repository: Tate Gallery Archives
Call Number: Lavery Collection, TGA 7245/268
Document Type: ALS


[postcard:]

Excellent - All right about the Sea Piece & Nocturne[3] - Have them photographed if you wish - But I should certainly wish the two pictures varnished first - Reeves[4] who used to varnish for the old Grosvenor, I would prefer - Or the people who varnish for Poynter[5] - I dont want Richards[6] whom I have before now employed -

[butterfly signature]

Perhaps the Nocturne may not require any thing - You will judge - An old silk handkerchief may be sufficient[7]! -


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Envelope:

Monsieur John Lavery -
5. Cromwell Place -
London
Angleterre
[stamp:] POSTE / 10 / REPUBLIQUE FRANCAISE
[postmarks x 2:] PARIS-80 / R. DU BAC / 3E 29 / AVRIL / 00


Notes:

1.  [29 April 1900]
Dated from the postmark.

2.  John Lavery
John Lavery (1856-1941), painter [more], Vice President of the International Society of Sculptors, Painters and Gravers.

3.  Sea Piece & Nocturne
Unidentified.

4.  Reeves
Not identified.

5.  Poynter
Edward John Poynter (1836-1919), history and genre painter [more].

6.  Richards
Stephen Richards (b. ca 1845), picture restorer [more].

7.  may be sufficient
'Perhaps ... may be sufficient' is written at right-angles to the main text in the left-hand margin.