The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler

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Documents associated with: 5th Exhibition, Society of Portrait Painters, London, 1895
Record 8 of 13

System Number: 08381
Date: [17 October 1895][1]
Author: JW
Place: Lyme Regis
Recipient: David Croal Thomson[2]
Place: London
Repository: Library of Congress
Call Number: Manuscript Division, Pennell-Whistler Collection, PWC 18/1599
Document Type: ALS[3]

The Royal Lion - Lyme Regis.

It is very nice & kind of you to take all this trouble about my Bailie[4]! [sic] but I fear I must have made some mistake - I will write to Paris & find if I have got hold of the wrong name - Meanwhile I will send you word in a day or two when you can see the little panel[5] in question - Do you really know any one who has made my frames? - Poor Grau[6] has not left his successor the plans has he? and Richards[7] says that his man could only make my frame if he had one to copy by him - I want 3. of exactly the same pattern and size, as the one I have in The New Gallery[8]. Have you seen that head[9] yet?

[butterfly signature]

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[postcard:] To
D. C. Thomson. Esq.
The Goupil Gallery -
5. Regent Street -
London -
[stamp:] HALF PENNY
[postmark:] LYME·REGIS / D / OC17 / 95


1.  17 October 1895
Dated from the postmark.

2.  David Croal Thomson
David Croal Thomson (1855-1930), art dealer [more].

3.  ALS
'66C' is written in another hand in red ink at top left and '155' in pencil at bottom right of p. 1.

4.  Bailie
Robert Crawford (1845-1915), of Burns, Crawford and Co. [more].

5.  panel
Not identified; a seapiece.

6.  Grau
Frederick H. Grau (d. 1894/1895), picture framer [more].

7.  Richards
Stephen Richards (b. ca 1845), picture restorer [more].

8.  Gallery
'Gallery ... yet?' is written in the left margin at right angles to the main text, and the signature is in the top left corner.

9.  head
Crimson note: Carmen (YMSM 441), on show at 5th Exhibition, Society of Portrait Painters, London, 1895.