The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler

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Documents associated with: 8th Summer Exhibition, Grosvenor Gallery, London, 1884
Record 1 of 14

System Number: 08646
Date: 14 April [1884][1]
Author: JW
Place: London
Recipient: Charles Dowdeswell[2]
Place: [London]
Repository: Library of Congress
Call Number: Rare Books and Manuscripts Division
Document Type: ALS

Dear Mr Dowdeswell -

Will you kindly send some one of those you generally employ with a van here tomorrow to take my pictures to the Grosvenor[3] -

I should not trouble you with the matter, only I might not be able to get one immediately myself and of course I have been so engulphed [sic] in my painting that I have taken no steps and so come to you in my trouble - Do this for me, and greatly [p. 2] oblige

Yours sincerely

J McN Whistler

It must be a big van you know to take those full length portraits.

Perhaps it had better be here at about one or two o'clock -

13. Tite Street

Monday. April the 14.

Did I give you the card the other day? for the life of me I cannot lay my hand upon it tonight or I would send it by post - however I have put it away - (too carefully) - and will doubtless send it back to you with the van -

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1.  14 April [1884]
Dated by address; also, 14 April fell on a Monday in 1884.

2.  Charles Dowdeswell
Charles Dowdeswell (m. 1897), art dealer, son of C. W. Dowdeswell [more].

3.  pictures to the Grosvenor
Arrangement in Black: La Dame au brodequin jaune - Portrait of Lady Archibald Campbell (YMSM 242) was shown at 8th Summer Exhibition, Grosvenor Gallery, London, 1884. JW also sent Arrangement en couleur chair et noir: Portrait de Théodore Duret (YMSM 252), but this was rejected by Sir Coutts Lindsay (see #01867).