Documents associated with: Nocturnes, Marines and Chevalet Pieces, Boussod, Valadon & Cie, Goupil Gallery, London, 1892
Record 18 of 215
System Number: 07575
Date: [14 February 1892]
Recipient: William Cleverley Alexander
Repository: British Museum, London
Call Number: Department of Prints and Drawings, 1958-2-8-24
Document Type: ALS
21, CHEYNE WALK,
Dear Mr Alexander -
They told me that you were not well when they went to fetch the picture - but I trust that there is nothing of this terrible Influenza in your case - and that by this time you are all right again -
I am off to Paris tonight, and later on we go to the south for a few weeks -
Do go and see the Pink portrait of Lady Meux at Goupil's - it will be there for the next week or ten days -
Your own little White Lady will astonish [p. 2] you I think when you see it again - it will be so fair and lovely!
I enclose "The Speaker" -
I want you so much to see The "Valparaiso" at Mr Graham Robertson's - 23. Rutland Gate. They would be delighted to show it to you - What I want is that you should see the beautiful effect of my new frame - and then let my man - Mr Grau. 570. Fulham Road make one for your Nocturne - It will gain three times in stateliness and charm -
Then you must lend it once more to my little exhibition in March at Goupils - They will write to you -
With kindest regards -
1. [14 February 1892]
Dated by reference to Goupils (see below).
6. The Speaker
George Moore wrote a series of articles on JW for the London review the Speaker. See Moore, George, 'Mr. Whistler. The Man and His Art,' The Speaker: A Review of Politics, Letters, Science and the Arts, vol. 5, 26 March 1892, pp. 374-376; Moore, George, 'Mr. Whistler's Portraits,' The Speaker: A Review of Politics, Letters, Science, and the Arts, vol. 5, 2 April 1892, pp. 406-407; Moore, George, 'Mr. Whistler's Portraits. - II,' The Speaker: A Review of Politics, Letters, Science, and the Arts, vol. 5, 9 April 1892, pp. 436-437).
Nocturnes, Marines and Chevalet Pieces, Boussod, Valadon & Cie, Goupil Gallery, London, 1892, Alexander did lend his pictures.