Documents associated with: 6th Internationale Kunst-Ausstellung, Munich, 1892
Record 12 of 37
System Number: 08206
Date: [4 May 1892]
Recipient: David Croal Thomson
Repository: Library of Congress
Call Number: Manuscript Division, Pennell-Whistler Collection, PWC 3
Document Type: ALS
'May 4 1892'
33. Rue de Tournon - Paris -
Dear Sir -
Many thanks for your note -
The little "Black Record" - Delightful! a capital idea like all those you have had -
I shall be greatly amused to see it imitated further down the street - in the Bushey!- Where I see they have already announced my "Only" - "For one month only! thereby as usual falling into the ridiculous! -
Why not for one year only?! -
Portraits - Here you have been quite perfect! -
Miss Philip will doubtless have told [p. 2] you how pleased I am -
It is quite a fact that I require very great inducement - to undertake any thing of the kind - being full of an amazing studio I am getting ready and of lovely work about which I would like to talk to you when I see you -
Moreover I shall have plenty of portraits here - and vastly more appreciation -
Catalogues - You had better send them on here -
in small at once - and the type had better be broken up -
Upon reflection, you had better keep them - locked up - and we will see - Meanwhile send me ten copies -
Do write to me Bond Street details of forthcoming Private Views - You might send me an account of Saturday's proceedings!
We should so like to read
thyour report on Sunday morning here! -
There is no doubt whatever that the papers in spite of themselves have been a perfect whirlwind of "copy" à propos of this "Small Collection" of ours! - and I see that they acknowledge that in numbers at the doors it has "beaten the record"! -
Photographs - I hope they come out well - You don't say [p. 3] what you think of them?
Very truly Yours
J. McN. Whistler
Mr Potter's pictures I was forgetting! I have written to him that I wired to you to hold them back - For the Münich people here told me that they are aplying [sic] for them - So that is all right - and you will hear - They will of course pay everything -
1. [4 May 1892]
Dated in recipient's hand.
'28B' was written at the top of p.1 in another hand in red ink.
4. 'May 4 1892'
Pencil note by Thomson.
110 rue du Bac.
The remaining catalogues from Nocturnes, Marines and Chevalet Pieces, Boussod, Valadon & Cie, Goupil Gallery, London, 1892.
JW was selecting photographs of oils from the Goupil show to sell in an album.
11. Mr Potter's
John Charles Potter (1854-1920), wallpaper manufacturer and collector [more]. He owned Blue and Silver: Blue Wave, Biarritz (YMSM 41), Symphony in White, No. 2: The Little White Girl (YMSM 52), Grey and Silver: Chelsea Wharf (YMSM 54) and Nocturne: Blue and Silver - Cremorne Lights (YMSM 115).
6th Internationale Kunst-Austellung, Munich, 1892.