Documents associated with: 2nd [Exhibition], Société Nationale des Beaux-Arts, Paris, 1892
Record 3 of 41
System Number: 08218
Date: [26 February 1892]
Recipient: David Croal Thomson
Repository: Library of Congress
Call Number: Manuscript Division, Pennell-Whistler Collection, PWC 3
Document Type: ALS
Paris. 33. Rue de Tournon -
[date stamp:] GOUPIL & COMPANY
27 FEB. 92
SUCCESSORS / BOUSSOD VALADON & CO.
Dear Sir -
Cards - Ask Houghton & Gunns - to give you one of Mr. Whistler's Invitation Cards to Breakfast -
That will give you size and form of card for Private View - also the elegance size and character of type -
The manner of invitation of mine shall be quite different from that of the usual thing -
The specimens you send will of course never do - By the way why not let Houghton & Gunn do it? -
it [ is?]
sketch draft of text for card - but as size and shape are quite wrong - the proper effect cannot be seen - Send me rough copy on proper size tomorrow's post, and I will return it corrected -
Important - It must be quite understood that my form of card - size - style and the rest of it, be always reserved absolutely - and nothing of the kind given to anyone else -
[p. 2] Butterfly Not on the card at all this time -
In any case the one you have would never do -
Will think it over -
Way has always got the right one if I use it -
J McN. Whistler
If you write tomorrow, I have your letter on Sunday -
Lady Meux - Will send the exact date for the Champs de Mars -
2. David Croal Thomson
David Croal Thomson (1855-1930), art dealer [more]. Thomson was organising JW's major retrospective exhibition Nocturnes, Marines and Chevalet Pieces, Boussod, Valadon & Cie, Goupil Gallery, London, 1892.
3. Houghton & Gunns
Firm of stationers and printers.
For Nocturnes, Marines and Chevalet Pieces, Boussod, Valadon & Cie, Goupil Gallery, London, 1892.
7. Lady Meux
Lady Valerie Susan ('Susie') Meux (1847-1910), née Langdon, collector and patroness [more]. Harmony in Pink and Grey: Portrait of Lady Meux (YMSM 229) was to be sent on from the Goupil show to the 2nd Exhibition, Société Nationale des Beaux-Arts, Paris, 1892.