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System Number: 00557
Date: 28 January 1892
Author: John Cavafy[1]
Place: London
Recipient: Goupil Gallery[2]
Place: [London]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler C58
Document Type: ALS

Goupil Gallery,


Jan. 28. '92

Dear Sirs

In reply to your note of 23rd Jan. I beg to say that the few finished pictures[3] by Mr. Whistler in my possession, have all been exhibited - one or two repeatedly - It would be most unpleasant & inconvenient to me to lend any of them again -

yours truly

John Cavafy

Messrs Boussod, Valadon & Co.

[p. 2, drawing[4] of man and woman]

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

2.  Goupil Gallery
The pictures were wanted for Nocturnes, Marines and Chevalet Pieces, Boussod, Valadon & Cie, Goupil Gallery, London, 1892.

3.  pictures
They eventually agreed to lend Variations in Flesh Colour and Green: The Balcony (YMSM 56), but decided to sell the other works (The Last of Old Westminster (YMSM 39), Battersea Reach (YMSM 45) and Harmony in Blue and Silver: Trouville (YMSM 64)).

4.  drawing
This was probably by Beatrix Whistler (1857-1896), née Beatrice Philip, artist [more], and caricatures contemporary dress.