The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler

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Documents associated with: 6th Internationale Kunst-Ausstellung, Munich, 1892
Record 34 of 37

System Number: 05198
Date: [12 January 1893][1]
Author: Walford Graham Robertson[2]
Place: London
Recipient: Goupil and Co.[3]
Place: [London]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler R98
Document Type: ALS

[date stamp:]
12 JAN. 93

S. W.

Dear Sirs

I much regret that I cannot comply with your request to allow my picture "Valparaiso[4]" by Mr Whistler to go to the Chicago Exhibition.

During the short time I have owned it I have already lent it to Exhibitions at Paris and Munich[5] as well as to your own collection[6] of Mr Whistler's work & I [p. 2] feel that I cannot now part with it again for so long a space of time.

I regret extremely being unable to comply with any request of Mr Whistler's or of your own - but the picture is a very great favourite of mine, which must be my excuse.

I remain
Truly your's

W. Graham Robertson

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1.  [12 January 1893]
Dated by Goupil's stamp on day of receipt.

2.  Walford Graham Robertson
Walford Graham Robertson (1867-1948), painter, designer and collector [more].

3.  Goupil and Co.
See the letters from D. C. Thomson to JW, 11 and 12 January 1893, #05765, #05766, about loans to World's Columbian Exposition, Department of Fine Arts, Chicago, 1893.

4.  Valparaiso
Crepuscule in Flesh Colour and Green: Valparaiso (YMSM 73).

5.  Paris and Munich
2nd Exhibition, Société Nationale des Beaux-Arts, Paris, 1892, and 6th Internationale Kunst-Austellung, Munich, 1892.

6.  collection
Nocturnes, Marines and Chevalet Pieces, Boussod, Valadon & Cie, Goupil Gallery, London, 1892.