The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler

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Documents associated with: Exhibition organised by Le Journal, 1892
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System Number: 08338
Date: [28 November 1892][1]
Author: Beatrix Whistler[2]
Place: Paris
Recipient: David Croal Thomson[3]
Place: [London]
Repository: Library of Congress
Call Number: Manuscript Division, Pennell-Whistler Collection, PWC 3
Document Type: ALS[4]

Hotel du Bon la Fontaine
16 Rue de Grenelle.

Dear Mr Thomson -

Will you let one of your clerks send Mr Whistler the names and addresses of the owners of his pictures - He has the [p. 2] names but not all the addresses - Who is it who owns the Valparaiso Nocturne[5]? and where does he live?

There was a small exhibition[6] here a few weeks ago, in which was included a small seapiece[7], about the size of Mr Poole's picture[8].

Can you find out what it was, and how it got [p. 3] here - Mr Whistler cannot understand who it could belong to. We did not see the picture - but the exhibition we believe was got up by a paper called "Le Journal" [-] perhaps you would be good enough to ask Monsieur Joyant[9] - if he knows.

If the man of the Globe[10] gets the story of the [p. 4] Falling Rocket Nocturne in Black and Gold[11] right this time - Mr Whistler hopes you will send him the cutting.

With kind regards
Believe me
Very sincerely

Beatrix Whistler -

29 NOV. 92

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1.  28 November 1892
Dated by date stamped on receipt.

2.  Beatrix Whistler
Beatrix Whistler (1857-1896), née Beatrice Philip, artist [more].

3.  David Croal Thomson
David Croal Thomson (1855-1930), art dealer [more].

4.  ALS
'43B' written in an unknown hand in red ink at head, and '47' in pencil at the foot of p. 1.

5.  Valparaiso Nocturne
Sir John Charles Sigismund Day (1826-1908), QC, collector [more], owned Nocturne in Blue and Gold: Valparaiso Bay (YMSM 76). Thomson sent a list of owners the next day (see #05761).

6.  exhibition
[Exhibition organised by 'Le Journal'], Paris, 1892.

7.  seapiece
Possibly Grey and Silver: Mist - Life Boat (YMSM 287).

8.  Poole's picture
Edward John Poole (b. ca 1848), civil servant and art collector [more], owned several works on paper including Violet and amber - Tea (M.897). See #00867.

9.  Joyant
Maurice Joyant (1864-1930), art dealer, manager of Boussod, Valadon et Cie [more].

10.  Globe
The Globe & Traveller. A journalist from the Pall Mall Gazette had made a mess of a previous article. See #05760.

11.  Nocturne in Black and Gold
Nocturne in Black and Gold: The Falling Rocket (YMSM 170).