Documents associated with: Exposition Internationale de Peinture et de Sculpture, Galerie Georges Petit, Paris, 1887
Record 15 of 23
System Number: 04996
Date: [June/July 1887?]
Recipient: Edward John Poole
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler P636
Document Type: ALS
Dear Mr. Poole -
Let me thank you again for so kindly lending me your pictures and forgive their having been so long away from you -
You will I think be pleased to know that they were a great success in Paris - where more than one were wished for -
I venture to hope that this winter you will again let me show them among [p. 2] my works in Suffolk Street - where the Society of British propose to hold a loan Exhibition of their President's paintings -
Very faithfully Yrs
J. McNeill Whistler
454. Fulham Road -
1. [June/July 1887?]
Dated by reference to exhibition (see below).
3. your pictures
Poole owned a number of small works by JW, possibly including Amsterdam in Winter (M.877), Violet and amber - Tea (M.897), Harmony in violet and amber (M.906), Moreby Hall (M.908), Note in pink and purple (M.935), Black and red (M.936), and The Little Grocery, Chelsea; grey and red (M.952).
Exposition Internationale de Peinture et de Sculpture, Galerie Georges Petit, Paris, 1887, which opened on 17 May. None of Poole's pictures have been identified as having been shown in Paris, but this is due to JW's changing of titles.
5. Society of British
The loan exhibition, scheduled for the galleries of the Society of British Artists, never took place.