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Document associated with: 4th Exhibition, Society of Portrait Painters, London, 1894
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System Number: 05036
Date: 7 December 1893
Author: Francis Gerard Prange[1]
Place: London
Recipient: JW
Place: [Paris]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler P676
Document Type: ALS

7 Dec. 1893


Cher Directeur,

Just one line in reply to the main points of your valuable letter[2].

We mean to have a fairishly large collection of Albert Moores[3] - to devote a room to them & altogether to do it as well as possible. I will send you a List on Saturday.

Baldry[4] is helping me - so is Hollyer[5] the Photographer & Henry Moore[6] does a little.

I went & saw Labouchère[7] in his romping ground - the House - this afternoon & I am to see [p. 2] the Proscenium[8] tomorrow. You are a "Génie universal[9]" - I had been chasing for it in vain.

More shortly! à tantôt -

Yrs ever

F G Prange

I hope to open towards the 15 Janry[10] & to get in the pictures between X'mas & New Year.

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1.  Francis Gerard Prange
Francis Gerard Prange (b. ca 1843), London art dealer [more].

2.  letter
Not located.

3.  Albert Moores
Albert Joseph Moore (1841-1893), painter [more].

4.  Baldry
Alfred Lys Baldry (1858-1939), writer on art [more].

5.  Hollyer
Frederick Hollyer (1837-1933), photographer [more].

6.  Henry Moore
Henry Moore (1831-1895), marine and landscape painter and etcher [more].

7.  Labouchère
Henry Du Pré Labouchère (1831-1912), journalist and Liberal MP [more].

8.  Proscenium
A. Moore, [Proscenium](z295), a tempera panel painted for the proscenium of the Queen's Theatre in Long Acre in 1868.

9.  Génie universal
Fr., Universal genius.

10.  15th January
4th Exhibition, Society of Portrait Painters, London, 1894.