The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler

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Documents associated with: 6th Internationale Kunst-Ausstellung, Munich, 1892
Record 25 of 37

System Number: 03235
Date: [1/2 November 1892][1]
Author: JW
Place: Paris
Recipient: Alexander Reid[2]
Place: Glasgow
Repository: Freer Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
Call Number: FGA Whistler 207
Credit Line: Charles Lang Freer Papers, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.: Gift of the Estate of Charles Lang Freer
Document Type: ALS

Hotel du Bon Lafontaine -
Rue de Grenelle. 16. Paris

Dear Mr. Reid -

I am very glad to hear from you - We did not know what had become of you - for we wrote and telegraphed to your hotel without avail - However that is all right - and now let me give you, before going further, the address that we had given you, and that you seem to have forgotten -

The man of the curtains is Mr. Taylor[3], and [p. 2] his address is 167. Portl Great Portland Street London -

I have written to Münich[4], and have been answered - I am told that the pictures are packed or being packed and are to be sent according to my directions - The Furred Jacket[5] will consequently go to you, West George St. Glasgow insured -

Now I have also a letter from Kennedy[6] New York, who says that if that picture be sent to him, he thinks he has a buyer for [p. 3] it - Wherefore you had better put yourself in communication with him and make your price, and also the condition that it shall be exhibited at Chicago[7] - This I think all Americans seem quite willing to accede to -

Mr. Kennedy's address in 868. Broadway New York -

The address of the U. S. Commissioner for the Chicago Exposition, is Capt. Robert McCormick[8] - 72. Victoria Street. London. S. W. - You might perhaps [write] and say that you are ready to send these pictures by Whistler for his Exhibition as already arranged between Mr. Ives[9], the Chief, [p. 4] and Mr. Whistler himself, [line, illegible] and ask what are the necessary steps to be taken -

Write me a line and tell us any news - Dont you want any proofs of the Mallarmé[10] lithograph portrait?

With kindest regards from us all
Always sincerely

J McN Whistler.


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Alexander Reid. Esq.
"La Société des Beaux Arts"
West George Street -
[postmark on verso:] GLASGOW 159 / 17 6 / NO 2 / 92


1.  1/2 November 1892
Dated from postmark.

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

3.  Mr. Taylor
Alexander J. Taylor (b. ca 1848), upholsterer [more].

4.  Münich
6th Internationale Kunst-Austellung, Munich, 1892.

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

6.  Kennedy
Edward Guthrie Kennedy (1849-1932), dealer with H. Wunderlich and Co., New York [more]; see JW's letter from Kennedy, #07204.

7.  Chicago
World's Columbian Exposition, Department of Fine Arts, Chicago, 1893.

8.  Capt. Robert McCormick
Robert Sanderson McCormick (1849-1919), diplomat and politician [more].

9.  Mr. Ives
Halsey Cooley Ives (1847-1911), painter [more].

10.  Mallarmé
Stéphane Mallarmé (1842-1898), Symbolist writer and poet [more]. JW had drawn a portrait of him, Stéphane Mallarmé (C.60), for publication as frontispiece to Mallarmé, Stéphane, Vers et Prose; Morceaux Choisis ... [par] Stéphane Mallarmé, Paris, 1893.