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System Number: 00556
Date: 31 July 1889
Author: John Cavafy[1]
Place: South Nutfield
Recipient: Marcus Bourne Huish[2]
Place: [London]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler C57
Document Type: ALS

Crete Hill
South Nutfield

July 31. 1889

Dear Sir

Your letter to my father, Mr. G. J. Cavafy[3], offering £105. - for a picture of Mr. Whistler's belonging to him, has been forwarded to him here. He desires me to inform you that he has no intention of selling the picture.

yours truly

John Cavafy.

The Manager of the Fine Art Society.

P. S. Mr. Cavafy supposes that the picture referred to is 'the Balcony[4],' which he lent to Mr. Whistler for exhibition at Paris.

J. C.

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1.  John Cavafy
Dr John Cavafy (ca 1839-1901), physician and collector, son of G. J. Cavafy [more].

2.  Marcus Bourne Huish
Marcus Bourne Huish (1843 - d.1921), barrister, writer and art dealer, Director of the Fine Art Society [more].

3.  Mr. G. J. Cavafy
George John Cavafy (1805-1891), merchant, partner in G. J. Cavafy and Company [more].

4.  the Balcony
Variations in Flesh Colour and Green: The Balcony (YMSM 56), exhibited in Universal Exhibition, Paris, 1889.