Documents associated with: 64th Annual Exhibition, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, 1894-1895
Record 1 of 4
System Number: 03237
Date: [19 February 1894]
Recipient: Alexander Reid
Repository: Freer Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
Call Number: FGA Whistler 236
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
110. Rue du Bac. Paris.
Dear Mr Reid -
That sounds rather hopeful after all about the intentions of the Philadelphians -
The medal might mean final purchase - don't you think? - Otherwise how explain their cabling to you and saying nothing to me? -
Am I to understand, from [p. 2] from your letter that you are coming over here?
If so, when? -
If you have any further communication concerning Gold Medal, please let me know -
Alexander Reid. Esq
La Société des Beaux Arts.
227. West George Street .
[stamps:] POSTE / REPUBLIQUE FRANCAISE
[postmark:] PARIS - [21?] / 1E 19 / FEVR / 94
[postmark on verso:] [GLASGOW] / [...] / FE 20 / 94
1. [19 February 1894]
Dated from the postmark.
64th Annual Exhibition, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, 1894-1895. JW was notified about the Temple Gold Medal in a letter dated 16 February 1894, to which he replied on 4 March (see #02691). Arrangement in Black: La Dame au brodequin jaune - Portrait of Lady Archibald Campbell (YMSM 242) was bought for the Wilstach Collection in 1894, the first work by JW bought for an American public collection.