The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler

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Documents associated with: 2nd [Exhibition], Société Nationale des Beaux-Arts, Paris, 1892
Record 17 of 41

System Number: 05725
Date: 20 April 1892
Author: William Marchant[1]
Place: London
Recipient: JW
Place: [Paris]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler T70
Document Type: ALS

April 20th / 92

[royal coat of arms]

116 & 117, NEW BOND STREET. W.

Dear Sir,

We are in due receipt of your telegram of today asking us to send Mrs Peter Taylor's[2] picture.

We have not been able to send it today as it came too late from Mr Richards[3] to be insured; it will leave tomorrow and [p. 2] our Paris people will inform you of it[s] arrival

Yours faithfully

Boussod Valadon & Co.

per W. M

J. McNeill Whistler Esq

P. S. We received yesterday a letter from Mr Chapman[4] stating that he consented to his pictures[5] being sent to Paris or Munich provided we gave him a guarantee against loss and he was put to no expense in [p. 3] forwarding or eventually returning the pictures to Liverpool. As his letter was dated 15th April and written from Hotel Lafond 14 Rue de la Tremoille Paris, we concluded on receipt of your telegram yesterday that you had seen Mr Chapman and arranged all matters with him personally for, as we have already stated, we cannot undertake any responsibility in connection [p. 4] with these pictures once they leave our possession for the Salon or elsewhere. We should be pleased to know if this is correct.

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1.  William Marchant
William Stephen Marchant (1868-1925), art dealer [more].

2.  Mrs Peter Taylor's
Mrs Peter Taylor, wife of the collector [more], who had owned Symphony in Grey and Green: The Ocean (YMSM 72). It was now owned by William Taylor Malleson (b. ca 1830), wine merchant and collector [more].

3.  Mr Richards
Stephen Richards (b. ca 1845), picture restorer [more].

4.  Mr Chapman
Alfred Chapman (1839-1917), engineer and collector [more].

5.  pictures
Nocturne: Blue and Silver - Bognor (YMSM 100) and Nocturne: Grey and Gold - Chelsea Snow (YMSM 174) were exhibited at the 2nd Exhibition, Société Nationale des Beaux-Arts, Paris, 1892.