The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler

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Documents associated with: 8th Summer Exhibition, Grosvenor Gallery, London, 1884
Record 10 of 14

System Number: 08629
Date: [June 1884?][1]
Author: JW
Place: [London]
Recipient: Walter Dowdeswell[2]
Place: [London]
Repository: Library of Congress
Call Number: Rare Books and Manuscripts Division
Document Type: ALS

Dear Mr Dowdeswell -

Will you kindly have my picture in the Grosvenor[3] brought down here on Wednesday morning - at about twelve or one o'clock and then the van might take on the portrait of Miss Alexander[4] to Aubrey House - Campden Hill -

On the other half of this sheet is the line to Mr Beck[5] -


J McN. Whistler

Have you no news from America -

[p. 2] My dear Walter Please forward enclosed[6] at once -

[butterfly signature]

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1.  [June 1884]
Dated from reference to painting (see note below).

2.  Walter Dowdeswell
Walter Dowdeswell (1858-1929), art dealer [more].

3.  Grosvenor
Possibly 8th Summer Exhibition, Grosvenor Gallery, London, 1884. Harmony in Grey and Green: Miss Cicely Alexander (YMSM 129), was shown at 102nd exhibition, Ouvrages de peinture, sculpture, architecture, gravure et lithographie des artistes vivants, Palais des Champs Elysées, Paris, 1884. Later it went to Nocturnes, Marines and Chevalet Pieces, Boussod, Valadon & Cie, Goupil Gallery, London, 1892, and was promised to World's Columbian Exposition, Department of Fine Arts, Chicago, 1893, but was not sent.

4.  portrait of Miss Alexander
Harmony in Grey and Green: Miss Cicely Alexander (YMSM 129). The picture was most likely being returned to its owner William Cleverly Alexander (1840-1916), banker and patron [more] (who lived at Aubrey House) after the Grosvenor exhibition closed.

5.  Mr Beck
Possibly John W. Beck (fl. 1861-1895), landscape painter [more]. The note to Beck is missing.

6.  enclosed