The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler

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Document associated with: 18th Exhibition of Works of Modern Artists, Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts, Glasgow, 1879
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System Number: 08757
Date: [19 January 1879][1]
Author: JW
Place: London
Recipient: James Anderson Rose[2]
Place: [London]
Repository: Library of Congress
Call Number: Manuscript Division, Pennell-Whistler Collection, PWC 4/33
Document Type: ALS

'Recd 20 Jany 1879[3]'

Dear Rose -

The man tells me that Mr Lewis[4] has written to say that something definite must be done - and that I would I go down to him tomorrow? - Of course I shall do nothing of the kind - doubtless this is another plant but I let you know at once - I have finished one picture[5] and sent it off yesterday evening - It goes to Scotland and the dealer assures me he can place it at once - so that I hope to be able to hand you over [p. 2] the 40 pounds I told you of for the Oetzmann[6] business very soon - Meanwhile I am going right on with my work - and in this way hope in a very few weeks to get together quite a sum - Do try hard that my work be not interrupted -

Always Yours

J A McN. Whistler

The White House -

Sunday -

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1.  [19 January 1879]
'Sunday' fell on the 19 January 1879; the letter was received the following day (see below).

2.  James Anderson Rose
James Anderson Rose (1819-1890), solicitor [more].

3.  Recd 20 Jany 1879
Date of receipt, written in another hand.

4.  Lewis
Sir George Henry Lewis (1833-1911), society lawyer [more].

5.  picture
Nocturne: Grey and Silver - Chelsea Embankment, Winter (YMSM 205) was painted about 11 January 1879 when there was ice on the Thames, and it was completely frozen under the bridges. The painting was sent to [Exhibition], Mr White's North British Galleries, Glasgow, 1879, and sold to Alexander Bannatyne Stewart (1836-1880), retail draper, amateur artist, and collector [more]. It was then exhibited for a second time in 18th Exhibition of Works of Modern Artists, Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts, Glasgow, 1879.

6.  Oetzmann
Frederick Augustus Oetzmann (1857-1922), of F. Oetzmann and Sons, pianoforte manufacturer [more]. JW's debt to Oetzmann is referred to again in #08760, #08782, and #12021.