Documents associated with: 12th [Exhibition], Ouvrages de Peintures, Sculpture, Dessin, Gravure, Architecture et Objets d'Art, Société Nationale des Beaux-Arts, Paris, 1902
Record 9 of 20
[...] Mon Tableau dont on vous demande des renseignements, a été vendu avant son départ - Vous seriez bien aimable de m'envoyer un Catalogue - car je ne puis pas m'en procurer ici [...]
My painting which you inquire about, was sold before its departure - You would be very kind to send me a Catalogue - for I cannot procure one here
1. [15 May 1902]
Dated in a publication (see below).
2. Eugène Raguet
Eugène Raguet, Secrétaire Générale of the Société Nationale des Beaux Arts, Paris.
Published in Hauswedell and Nolte auction catalogue 297, Hamburg, 9-10 December 1992, p. 361 (lot 2334).
JW exhibited five oils at the 12th Exhibition, Ouvrages de Peintures, Sculpture, Dessin, Gravure, Architecture et Objets d'Art, Société Nationale des Beaux-Arts, Paris, 1902. Of these, only one, Grenat et or: Le Petit Cardinal (YMSM 469) remained unsold. Ivoire et or: Portrait de Madame Vanderbilt (YMSM 515) was a commission. It is possible that Charles Lang Freer (1856-1919), industrialist, collector and founder of the Freer Gallery of Art [more], had taken an option on several paintings; by May he had bought Purple and Gold: Phryne the Superb! - Builder of Temples (YMSM 490) and by August, Violet and Silver: The Great Sea (YMSM 298). Gold and Orange: The Neighbours (YMSM 423) was sold, possibly early in the following year, to John Balli (1849-1914), a collector[more], through Mrs K. E. Johnson, possibly a collector or dealer. According to Mourey, several paintings were badly hung: Mourey, Gabriel, 'Some Paintings and Sculpture at the Paris Salons,' Studio, XXVI, August 1902, pp. 191-202, at p. 196.