The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler

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Documents associated with: 3rd Summer Exhibition, Grosvenor Gallery, London, 1879
Record 6 of 18

System Number: 02840
Date: [20/27 April 1879?][1]
Author: JW
Place: London
Recipient: Charles Augustus Howell[2]
Place: [London]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler LB 12/9/2
Document Type: ALS


'May 1879'

Howell old man that Valparaiso[3] ought to be framed without a moments delay if it is to go into the Grosvenor[4] - and I should never forgive you if it didn't - Will you have it done at once - or will you send it to Foord & Dickenson[5] from me - and I will give them the order - Send it there with word to wait for my order - If you like I will call [p. 2] at Miss Corder's [6] tomorrow evening (Wednesday) at about 9 or so -

[butterfly signature]

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1.  [20/27 April 1879?]
Although this letter is dated 'May 1879' by C. A. Howell, it must date from about the last week of April, since exhibits for the Grosvenor Gallery would be needed for May.

2.  Charles Augustus Howell
Charles Augustus ('Owl') Howell (1840? - d.1890), entrepreneur [more].

3.  Valparaiso
Crepuscule in Flesh Colour and Green: Valparaiso (YMSM 73). It was exhibited under the title 'Harmony in Green and Gold - the Pacific' (cat. no. 56).

4.  Grosvenor
3rd Summer Exhibition, Grosvenor Gallery, London, 1879.

5.  Foord & Dickenson
Firm of picture frame-makers at 90 Wardour Street.

6.  Miss Corder's
Rosa Frances Corder (1853-1884), artist [more]. JW also exhibited Arrangement in Brown and Black: Portrait of Miss Rosa Corder (YMSM 203) at the Grosvenor Gallery.