Documents associated with: Exposition, Galerie Durand-Ruel, Paris, 1888
Record 16 of 30
System Number: 00978
Date: 8 May 1888
Author: Paul Durand-Ruel
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler D184
Document Type: ALS
16, RUE LAFFITTE
NEW-YORK: 297. FIFTH AVENUE
May 8th 1888
Dear Mr. Whistler,
Most of these pictures would be lent by amateurs. -
Would you be disposed to lend me a few of your works for this Exhibition? Please let me have your reply by return. -
I will lend my rooms [p. 2] for one month and undertake the advertisement, press and invitations without any charge to the Exhibitors.
I trust I will receive your favourable answer on Friday morning; I will then be exactly decided as to the Exhibition and able to wire you, if needed, for the forwarding of your works.
I remain, Dear Mr. Whistler,
Your's very truly.
Paul Durand Ruel
Would you also be kind enough to give me the names of a few amateurs, having pictures of your's & where I could address myself, in your name, in case they would be willing to lend the pictures.
[p. 3] 'Durand Ruel -
16. Rue Lafitte [sic] -
All Telegraph through to your agents to call for pictures -
Exposition, Galerie Durand-Ruel, Paris, 1888. JW sent nocturnes, etchings and drawings including Arrangement in Black and Brown: The Fur Jacket (YMSM 181) and Nocturne: Blue and Silver - Bognor (YMSM 100), borrowed from Alfred Chapman (1839-1917), engineer and collector [more], to the exhibition.
7. 'Durand Ruel ... London'
Note written on verso of letter in JW's hand, in pencil.