Documents associated with: 6th Internationale Kunst-Ausstellung, Munich, 1892
Record 26 of 37
System Number: 04220
Date: 19 November 1892
Author: Charles Frederick Ulrich
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler M490
Document Type: ALS
Munich Theresien Str 75 / II
Nov. 19th 92.
Dear Mr Whistler.
I called on the Secretary of the Exhibition this morning to see that your pictures go away from here as you desire. I have given him all information & was promised that they would be off tonight as they were already packed and boxed. The item in the newspaper I was assured was wrong. Mr Potter I was told asked a sum much larger than the price he originally stated upon his invoice. I fear that the new secretary made a mess of the matter somehow. There is a good deal [of] red-tape going on here now. I tried my very best to [p. 2] get at the bottom of it all but did not succeed. Being a seccession[is]t myself you will understand that I am not in great favor.
I hope you[r] pictures will all be returned in good time and condition and that you may be relieved of the worry. Piglhein has taken the matter of the "little white girl" into hands (I mean regarding the correspon[den]ce with Mr Potter) and I hope he may get something out of it to give these old duffers a dig with.
yours very sincerely
[p. 3] N. B. Your last letter only reached me some three days ago as I had forgotten to give my new address at the Glaspalace.
The lower half of p. 3 is torn away; no text appears to have been lost.
7. little white girl
Symphony in White, No. 2: The Little White Girl (YMSM 52). Potter had owned the painting since 1865 but was hoping to sell it. It was exhibited at 6th Internationale Kunst-Austellung, Munich, 1892, but not sold.