Documents associated with: Nocturnes, Marines and Chevalet Pieces, Boussod, Valadon & Cie, Goupil Gallery, London, 1892
Record 19 of 215
System Number: 07580
Date: [15/28 February 1892]
Recipient: Rachel Agnes Alexander
Repository: British Museum, London
Call Number: Department of Prints and Drawings, 1958-2-8-28
Document Type: ALS
33. Rue de Tournon. Paris
Dear Mrs Alexander -
How very exceedingly kind and nice of you to have taken so much trouble for me! -
I am highly gratified and very grateful - and fancy that I may be enabled to do what I wish to accomplish with what you have sent me -
These "inanities" you must remember really represent the true opinion of a People - and I believe I rarely forget -
Grau has had orders to thoroughly [p. 2] clean and regild the frame - and after wards, if you wish it, I will with great pleasure repaint the ornament upon it -
The picture itself ought to have a fine photograph one of these days - and on my return I must talk to you about it -
I do wish you would persuade Mr Alexander to have one of the new frames for the Nocturne - it would cost very little - Grau's charges are very moderate - and you have no idea, (unless you have seen Mr Graham Robertson's "Valparaiso" -) how greatly it adds to the picture's "state"!
Mr Robertson would be delighted to show you his picture - do go and see it -
23. Rutland Gate -
With kindest regards and a thousand thanks,
Always sincerely Yours
J McN. Whistler
Do kindly tell me by return of post, if the enclosed on page with illustration, is an Extract from "The Artist"? That is what you seem to say on the next page - for the quotation under it is evidently from the Standard -
Again forgive this continued trouble!
Have you nothing from the Times?
1. [15/28 February 1892]
Dated from reference to arrangements for Nocturnes, Marines and Chevalet Pieces, Boussod, Valadon & Cie, Goupil Gallery, London, 1892.
Mrs Alexander was sending JW press-cuttings for inclusion in the catalogue of the Goupil exhibition.
Added in lower left corner.
12. "The Artist"