Documents associated with: Obach and Co.
Record 2 of 2
System Number: 11698
Date: 18 June 1902
Author: Charles Lang Freer
Repository: Freer Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
Call Number: FGA Whistler 279/6
Credit Line: Charles Lang Freer Papers, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.: Gift of the Estate of Charles Lang Freer
Document Type: AD
[crest with coronet and dragon] CARLTON HOTEL
June 18th 1902
Memorandum of paintings belonging to C L Freer left with Mr Whistler -
Pastel - [tick with cross through it] A woman seated on a
chair sofa holding a baby doll lightly draped, green - The Violet Cap - Purchased from Mr Whistler and paid for June 1902 - 150 gs -
" [tick with cross through it] A small draped figure standing against a wall, holding a purple fan[.] Purchased from Theobald and paid for in June 1902 (one of his collection)
" [tick with cross through it] A woman lying on a sofa, her head low down - Mr Whistler wants to add some tints of orange - Purchased from Mr Whistler and paid for in 16 June / 02 - 150 gs
[p. 2] Pastel - [tick with cross through it] A nude woman standing writing on the wall - Purchased from Mr Whistler - Paid for in June 1902 150 gs -
Oil - "Phryne" [tick with cross through it] A nude figure standing now in the Salon Paris - Purchased from Mr Whistler - Paid for June 1902, 600 guineas -
[p. 3] [...] [not] yet finished nor paid for
"The Little Blue Girl" Paid for 1894 - 1000 gs but the amount £1000 was credited in settlement made during June 1902. so I still owe him for the pictures - I offered in June to make the price 1500 gs.
"The Little Red Glove" one of the "Lilly" lot } No price mentioned -
Portrait of C. L. F. No price mentioned -
The works were The Green Cap (M.1527); A Yellow Note (M.418); The Purple Cap (M.1287); r.: Sleeping; v.: Standing Nude (M.1293); Writing on the Wall (M.1396); Purple and Gold: Phryne the Superb! - Builder of Temples (YMSM 490); Harmony in Blue and Gold: The Little Blue Girl (YMSM 421); The Little Red Glove (YMSM 468); Portrait of Charles L. Freer (YMSM 550). 'Lilly' was Lillie Pamington, artists' model [more]. See also #09089 and #11701.
Obach & Co., London art dealers.
4. Miss Samuda's collection
Miss Samuda, collector. As well as A Yellow Note, Miss Samuda owned several other works by JW (see MacDonald, Margaret F., James McNeill Whistler. Drawings, Pastels and Watercolours. A Catalogue Raisonné, New Haven and London, 1995).