The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler

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Documents associated with: 6th Internationale Kunst-Ausstellung, Munich, 1892
Record 24 of 37

System Number: 13148
Date: [October 1892?][1]
Author: JW
Place: Paris
Recipient: Charles Frederick Ulrich[2]
Place: [London?]
Repository: Private Collection[3]
Credit Line: Image of letter supplied by
Document Type: ALS

110. Rue du Bac. Paris.

Dear Mr Ulrich -

I have heard not a word from you for an age -

Forgive my troubling you - but I am most anxious to know all about the Exhibition - Kindly therefore write me a line and tell me when the "Internationale[4]" closes -

Will you have the "Furred Jacket[5]" insured for £1000. and sent to
"Alexander Reid[6]. Esq
Directeur de la Societe des Beaux Arts
227. West George Street.

[p. 2] The Nocturne, "Fire Wheel[7]", I should like insured for £800 - and sent to me here at this address: 110. Rue du Bac - Paris.

The "blue & Silver" Sea piece[8] belonging to
J. J. Shannon[9]. Esq.
Alexander Studio
Alfred Place - S. W.
London -

ought to be insured and sent on to him direct - It had better be insured for £400 -

[p. 3] The Etchings[10], as you know May as well are to remain in Munich -

I had a note the other day from Potter[11] saying that apart from one or two telegrams he had heard nothing from the officials in Munich -

Do tell me about this -

and believe me
Very Sincerely Yrs

J McN. Whistler

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1.  [October 1892?]
Dated from exhibition (see below).

2.  Charles Frederick Ulrich
Charles Frederic Ulrich (1858-1908), genre painter [more].

3.  Private Collection
Transcription taken from image of letter supplied by Also published in R. M. Smythe sale catalogue, New York, 22 April 1999, lot 148. Described as being written in purple ink, and as having come from the Ruddy Collection.

4.  Internationale
6th Internationale Kunst-Austellung, Munich, 1892. The exhibition closed at the end of October.

5.  Furred Jacket
Arrangement in Black and Brown: The Fur Jacket (YMSM 181).

6.  Alexander Reid
Alexander Reid (1854-1936), Glasgow dealer [more].

7.  Fire Wheel
Nocturne: Black and Gold - The Fire Wheel (YMSM 169).

8.  Sea piece
Blue and Silver: Trouville (YMSM 66).

9.  J. J. Shannon
James Jebusa Shannon (1862-1923), genre and portrait painter [more].

10.  Etchings
Not identified.

11.  Potter
John Charles Potter (1854-1920), wallpaper manufacturer and collector [more], who wrote on 2 September 1892, #05009.