The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler

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Documents associated with: 3rd Summer Exhibition, Grosvenor Gallery, London, 1879
Record 12 of 18

System Number: 02822
Date: [May 1879][1]
Author: JW
Place: [London]
Recipient: Charles Augustus Howell[2]
Place: [London]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler LB 11/127
Document Type: ALS

'May. 1879.'

My kindest regards to Mrs Howell[3] -

Owl I want to know at once about the Valparaiso[4] - there is not a moment to be lost - will you send it to me here today - and I will get Foord & Dickinson[5] to make the frame - or will you promise to send it to them direct - and let me know that I may see them about it tonight -


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1.  [May 1879]
Date inserted by C. A. Howell.

2.  Charles Augustus Howell
Charles Augustus ('Owl') Howell (1840? - d.1890), entrepreneur [more].

3.  Mrs Howell
Frances Kate ('Kitty') Howell (1842 or 1843-1888), née Howell, cousin and wife of C. A. Howell [more].

4.  Valparaiso
Crepuscule in Flesh Colour and Green: Valparaiso (YMSM 73). JW planned to exhibit the painting under the title 'Harmony in Green and Gold - the Pacific' at 3rd Summer Exhibition, Grosvenor Gallery, London, 1879 (cat. no. 56). See also #02840.

5.  Foord & Dickenson
Firm of picture frame-makers at 90 Wardour Street.