The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler

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Documents associated with: [Exposition], Société des XX (Vingt), Brussels, 1884
Record 12 of 13

System Number: 09336
Date: [1884/1885?][1]
Author: JW
Place: [London]
Recipient: Gerald Potter[2]
Place: London
Repository: Archives de l'Art Contemporain en Belgique, Musées royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique, Bruxelles
Call Number: Fonds Vander Linden, archives Octave Maus, 4760
Document Type: PD/Ms[3]

Mr Gerald Potter

2 Ennismore Gardens


Introducing Monsieur Octave Maus -

[p. 2] Kindly let Mr Maus see The Little White Girl[4] and other pictures - especially the Nocturne[5]

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1.  [1884/1885?]
Dated by known association of JW and Maus (see below).

2.  Gerald Potter
John Gerald Potter (1829-1908), wallpaper manufacturer and patron [more]. Potter owned Blue and Silver: Blue Wave, Biarritz (YMSM 41), Symphony in White, No. 2: The Little White Girl (YMSM 52), Grey and Silver: Chelsea Wharf (YMSM 54), and Nocturne: Blue and Silver - Cremorne Lights (YMSM 115).

3.  PD/Ms
Written on JW's visiting card. This letter must not be published in any form without the prior written consent of the owner.

4.  Octave Maus
Octave Maus (1856-1919), advocate, writer and art critic [more]. JW had contributed to [Exposition], Société des XX (Vingts), Brussels, 1884. It may be that Maus was considering works for that or a subsequent exhibition. However, none of Potter's works were ever exhibited with Les XX.

5.  The Little White Girl
Symphony in White, No. 2: The Little White Girl (YMSM 52).

6.  Nocturne
Nocturne: Blue and Silver - Cremorne Lights (YMSM 115).