Documents associated with: Mr Whistler's Lithographs, The Fine Art Society, London, 1895
Record 26 of 84
System Number: 05829
Date: 12 November 1895
Author: David Croal Thomson
Place: [Lyme Regis]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler T174
Document Type: ALS
THE GOUPIL GALLERY
[royal coat of arms]
BOUSSOD VALADON & CO.
5, REGENT STREET, S. W.
TELEGRAMS, BOUSSOD, LONDON.
Nov. 12th 1895.
Dear Mr Whistler,
The Frame maker expresses his great regret that the frame was gilt in one piece. It can easily be put right I am glad to say & all the others will be correct. We understand that the size[,] pattern & colours of the frame are correct[.] We shall try to obtain a diminution of the [p. 2] price especially seeing there are 5 to make at one time.
Sarasate. We are preparing a large work on 'The Music of the Modern World' with Messrs Appleton & Co of New York. Having seen the Sarasate here they express themselves very wishful to have it as one of their important illustrations.
Will you kindly let me know if we may have your permission to make a photogravure plate untouched of the picture for this purpose. It would come [p. 3] 12½ in high & would not be sold separately from the book which is a first class publication. Proof of course would be sent to you.
By this means the picture would be brought prominently before the best American public & thus help the chance of sale.
Your kind decision will oblige.
Also about the Lithographs for the notice of the Litho. Exhibition
Yours vy truly
D. C. Thomson
Arrangement in Black: Portrait of Señor Pablo de Sarasate (YMSM 315). The book was indeed published by Messrs Appleton and Co.: Seidl, Anton, The Music of the Modern World: Illustrated in the Lives and Works of the Greatest Modern Musicians and in Reproductions of Famous Paintings, etc., New York, 1895.
Mr Whistler's Lithographs, The Fine Art Society, London, 1895.