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System Number: 11698
Date: 18 June 1902
Author: Charles Lang Freer[1]
Place: London
Recipient: [none]
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

CARLTON HOTEL,
PALL MALL,
LONDON.

June 18th 1902

Memorandum of paintings[2] 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 nude woman with arms aloft holding drapery - Purchased from Obach[3] and paid for in June 1902 £32. From Miss Samuda's collection[4] -

" [tick with cross through it] A small draped figure standing against a wall, holding a purple fan[.] Purchased from Theobald[5] 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 -


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Notes:

1.  Charles Lang Freer
Charles Lang Freer (1856-1919), industrialist, collector and founder of the Freer Gallery of Art [more].

2.  paintings
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.

3.  Obach
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).

5.  Theobald
Henry Studdy Theobald (1847-1934), barrister and collector [more].