The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler

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Documents associated with: 3rd Esposizione Internazionale d'Arte della Città di Venezia,Venice 1899
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System Number: 00458
Date: 9 March 1899
Author: William Burrell[1]
Place: Glasgow
Recipient: JW
Place: Paris
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler B238
Document Type: ALS


9th March 1899

Dear Mr Whistler.

I have your favor of 6th instant and note it is time now to have the 'Princess[2]' sent off to Venice. Will you kindly wire or write me on receipt the name and address of the Secretary of the Venice Exhibition[3] so that [p. 2] I may communicate with him regarding the packing and Insurance of the picture. When that is in order the picture can be despatched at once. I have written to Miss Birnie-Phillip[4] regarding the little water colour[5] in the Glasgow E Institute.

Regarding the portrait I understand that the Lord Provost[6] & some of his Committee have been laid up with Influenza [p. 3] but are to meet in a few days now. I shall let you know whenever I hear from them.

Yours sincerely

Wm Burrell

J McNeill Whistler Esq
110 Rue du Bac

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1.  William Burrell
William Burrell (1861-1958), ship-owner and collector [more].

2.  Princess
La Princesse du pays de la porcelaine (YMSM 50).

3.  Venice Exhibition
3rd Esposizione Internazionale d'Arte della Città di Venezia,Venice, 1899.

4.  Miss Birnie-Phillip
Rosalind Birnie Philip (1873-1958), JW's sister-in-law [more].

5.  water colour
Convalescent or Petit Déjeuner; note in opal (M.903), shown at 38th Exhibition of Works of Modern Artists, Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts, Glasgow, 1899.

6.  Provost
There had been a suggestion that JW might paint the portrait of Sir David Richmond (1843-1908), Lord Provost of Glasgow, 1896-1899.