The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler

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Documents associated with: 8th Internationale Kunst-Ausstellung, Munich, 1901
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System Number: 13482
Date: [1/15 November 1901][1]
Author: JW
Place: [London?]
Recipient: George Sauter[2]
Place: [London?]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler S307
Document Type: ALS[3]

Dear Mr. Sauter -

I forgot to give you the enclosed card so that the people in Munich[4] might be told to send the "Oval[5]" painting direct to Monsieur Rousseau's[6] address in Paris -

I am most anxious that the picture should be delivered in Paris before the [p. 2] [end] of this month - say about the 20th or at latest the 25th. -

And I am so sorry to give you so much, and such continued trouble! -

If you have already sent your orders to Munich I doubt not it will be all right - you can tell me -

And won't you look in if you pass?

With my best compliments to Mrs. Sauter[7], and thanks to yourself - I didn't half thank you for your kindly getting me the varnish! -

Always sincerely

J. McNeill Whistler

'[illegible] auf München'


[p. 3] 'Whistler'

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1.  [1/15 November 1901]
Dated from the reference to exhibitions (see below)

2.  George Sauter
George Sauter (1866-1937), painter [more].

3.  ALS
Written on deep-bordered mourning paper. This is likely to have been for William McNeill Whistler (1836-1900), physician, JW's brother [more], who died on 27 February 1900. '55' and 'Whistler' are written in another hand.

4.  Munich
8th Internationale Kunst-Austellung, Munich, 1901.

5.  Oval
Rose and Gold: The Little Lady Sophie of Soho (YMSM 504). The picture came from the 8th Internationale Kunst-Austellung, Munich, 1901, and was destined for the Société Internationale de Peinture et de Sculpture, Galerie Georges Petit, Paris, 1901. The Munich exhibition ran from June to the end of October while the exhibition at Petit's opened on 6 December 1901.

6.  Monsieur Rousseau's
Jean Jacques Rousseau (1861-1911), painter and etcher [more]. JW was sending the picture to Société Internationale de Peinture et de Sculpture, Galerie Georges Petit, Paris, 1901. See Rousseau's letter to JW, 26 November 1901, #05253.

7.  Mrs. Sauter
Lilian Sauter (1864-1924 ), née Galsworthy [more].