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System Number: 00243
Date: 20 July 1891
Author: John Chandler Bancroft[1]
Place: Hombourg les Bains
Recipient: JW
Place: [London]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler B17
Document Type: ALS

Hombourg les Bains -

July 20 1891 -

Dear Whistler

My accounts from home show me in better form than I expected & you may accept it as very true that if you paint a sea-piece or any thing of that kind this summer that pleases & satisfies you, you may call it mine if you will - I write to say so positively because when in London, I felt a little doubtful what I could do -

With regards to Mrs Whistler[2]
Very sincerely yours

J. C. Bancroft

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1.  John Chandler Bancroft
John Chandler Bancroft (1822-1907), politician, diplomat and collector [more]. He had already bought Silver and Blue: Southampton (M.1142). JW had hoped he would buy Harmony in Blue and Silver: Trouville (YMSM 64) and perhaps other paintings belonging to G. J. Cavafy (see Study of 'Harmony in Blue and Silver: Trouville' (M.1340)).

2.  Mrs Whistler
Beatrix Whistler (1857-1896), née Beatrice Philip, artist [more].