Documents associated with: Nocturnes, Marines and Chevalet Pieces, Boussod, Valadon & Cie, Goupil Gallery, London, 1892
Record 13 of 215
System Number: 10825
Date: [14 January 1892]
Recipient: Frederick Jameson
Repository: Library of Congress
Call Number: Manuscript Division, Pennell-Whistler Collection, PWC 11/1013
Document Type: Ms/TLc
21, CHEYNE WALK,
My dear Fred -
We never see each other - and I am sorry for it - You have chosen the country, which, you know, is to me inaccessible - But why, when you come to town, which now and then you must do for fresh air, - why on those occasions do you not look me up? -
Now of course I want you to do something! -
First I must tell you that I have been greatly pleased to hear through Joe Wallace that you are always fond of the little Trouville Nocturne, or rather Crepuscule - Well, I long to see it again - I want you to lend it to me, that I may see that it is in perfect condition - and then I want you to let me have it framed in one of my newly composed frames. They are very beautiful - and your picture will gain five times in stateliness - as I am happy to know it has gained at least ten times in value - The frame will cost you very little - and then I want the picture for an exhibition I am to have this spring - at Goupil's - in March -
Write me a line and say that all this shall be. I am off to Paris meanwhile in a day or two - You have heard all about the Luxembourg, I daresay.
With very best wishes to yourself and Mrs. Jameson,
Always, my dear Fred, yours sincerely,
Envelope:[postmark:] Jan. 14th./92
1. [14 January 1892]
The date was copied in an unknown hand, probably from a postmark.
3. Joe Wallace
Joseph Wallace, a neighbour of the widowed Mrs M. W. Ridley.
Blue and Silver: Trouville (YMSM 66), which may have been exhibited in Nocturnes, Marines and Chevalet Pieces, Boussod, Valadon & Cie, Goupil Gallery, London, 1892 (cat. no. 37) as 'Blue and Silver' (see also Blue and Silver (YMSM 340)). JW wrote again, after Jameson agreed to lend, on 29 January 1892, #10826.
Art dealers in London. The show opened on 16 March.