The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler

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Documents associated with: 3rd Esposizione Internazionale d'Arte della Città di Venezia,Venice 1899
Record 27 of 32

System Number: 12660
Date: [March/April 1899][1]
Author: JW
Place: [London]
Recipient: George McCulloch[2]
Place: [London]
Repository: Library of Congress
Call Number: Manuscript Division, Pennell-Whistler Collection, PWC
Document Type: ALS[3]

MR J. McNEILL WHISTLER.'s compliments & best thanks to Mr McCullough for so kindly acceding to his request & lending the Valparaiso to Venice[4].

110, RUE DU BAC.

This document is protected by copyright.


D. C. Thomson Esq[5]
Messrs. Goupil.
5. Regent Street

With Mr Whistler's compliments


1.  [March/April 1899]
Dated from the reference to Nocturne in Blue and Gold: Valparaiso Bay (YMSM 76) (see below).

2.  ALS
This note was written on JW's visiting card (with mourning border, 4 mm.), which was presumably sent to Thomson to be forwarded to McCulloch. Although it is possible that the envelope and card do not actually go together, the date on the envelope corresponds to the date when JW might well have written regarding exhibition loans (see below). '37A' and '202' are written on the envelope in unknown, later, hands.

3.  George McCulloch
George McCulloch (1848-1907), collector [more].

4.  Valparaiso to Venice
Nocturne in Blue and Gold: Valparaiso Bay (YMSM 76) was lent to the 3rd Esposizione Internazionale d'Arte della Città di Venezia,Venice, 1899, which opened on 22 April and ran until October.

5.  D. C. Thomson Esq
David Croal Thomson (1855-1930), art dealer [more], manager of the Goupil Gallery. 'Directeur' is actually written as a wild scrawl, but does appear to read this, the French version of 'Director'.