The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler

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Documents associated with: Universal Exhibition, Paris, 1900
Record 11 of 41

System Number: 03162
Date: 19 April 1900
Author: JW
Place: Paris
Recipient: Arthur Haythorne Studd[1]
Place: [London]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler LB 4/213-14
Document Type: MsLc[2]

Hotel Chatham. Paris.

Thursday 19. April 1900.

One word in desperate haste, to thank you, my dear Peter, and to say that you should send the picture[3] through the Goupils - (5 Regent Street.) to be consigned to their house here[4] on the Boulevards

Mr Marchant[5], you know, always sends things for me in this way.

So then I am sure to get them immediately & without risk -

Will you then see them about this tomorrow? and so make everything perfect for me -

Of course Mr Marchant will know that all expenses will be put down to me -

Write me a line to say that [p. 2] all is right - and again a thousand thanks,

Always my dear Peter
Very sincerely

[butterfly signature]

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Arthur Studd Esq -
[postmark:] [Paris, April 19. 1900]


1.  Arthur Haythorne Studd
Arthur ('Peter') Haythorne Studd (1863-1919), painter and collector [more].

2.  MsLc
This copy is in the hand of Rosalind Birnie Philip (1873-1958), JW's sister-in-law [more].

3.  picture
This appears to be Symphony in White, No. 2: The Little White Girl (YMSM 52). Studd had owned the picture since 1894. JW had asked to borrow it for the Universal Exhibition, Paris, 1900 (see JW to A. H. Studd, #03161, #03163).

4.  their house here
Double underlined. The Goupil Gallery was JW's London dealer. Its headquarters was in Paris.

5.  Mr Marchant
William Stephen Marchant (1868-1925), art dealer [more].