The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler

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Documents associated with: Den Internationale Kunstudstilling i Kobenhavn, Carlsberg Glyptotek, Copenhagen, 1897
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System Number: 09411
Date: [March/April 1897][1]
Author: JW
Place: London
Recipient: Walford Graham Robertson[2]
Place: London
Repository: Huntington Library, San Marino, CA
Call Number: WR 661
Credit Line: © The Huntington Library
Document Type: ALS

8. Fitzroy Street - Fitzroy Square.

My dear Graham Robertson -

It would be a most kind courteous thing on your part if you would lend the Rosa Corder[3] and the Valparaiso[4] to the Exhibition of Copenhagen[5] -

I almost venture to believe that I am in the [p. 2] position of one who has not troubled you for a long time! And these Copenhagen Gentlemen are most anxious to see your picture - so that I have promised to use my influence with [you] if I have any! -

Mr Dicksee[6] takes this himself and will attend to all detail concerning insurance etc etc - packing, and the rest of it -

With apologies for disturbing you by this request, and kindest regards

Very sincerely

J McNeill Whistler

Come and see me some afternoon at about 4. o'clock -

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Graham Robertson Esq
13 Melbury Road
23 Rutland Gate


1.  [March/April 1897]
Dated by the reference to the Copenhagen exhibition (see below).

2.  Walford Graham Robertson
Walford Graham Robertson (1867-1948), painter, designer and collector [more].

3.  Rosa Corder
Arrangement in Brown and Black: Portrait of Miss Rosa Corder (YMSM 203). A review of the show mentions JW's painting, Art Journal, 1897, p. 279.

4.  Valparaiso
Crepuscule in Flesh Colour and Green: Valparaiso (YMSM 73).

5.  Exhibition of Copenhagen
Den Internationale Kunstudstilling i Kobenhavn, Carlsberg Glyptotek, Copenhagen, 1897. The exhibition opened on 1 May 1897. It marked the opening of the museum, designed by Vilhelm Dahlerup, with the backing of the Carlsberg brewing family.

6.  Mr Dicksee
James Dicksee, goods packer and carrier.