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System Number: 06218
Date: 20 February 1895
Author: London and Westminster Bank[1]
Place: London
Recipient: Mallet Frères et Cie[2]
Place: Paris
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler W213
Document Type: ALS


MAURICE LEROUX[3]
TRADUCTEUR JURÉ PRÈS LA COUR D'APPEL
161 R. ST.-JACQUES, 161

No. 40,125     £105

London & Westminster Bank Limited
Lothbury,

20 février 1895.

Messieurs,

Veuillez tenir à la disposition de M. Antony Ratier[4], après vous être assuré de son identité, la somme de Cent-cinq livres Sterling, moins vos frais, recevant en remboursement sa traite sur cette Banque, qui sera dûment honorée, cette traite devant être tirée sur le compte de Crédits sur Agents No 40.125

Sous[5] Cent Six Livres St.

Je suis, Messieurs, votre
obéissant serviteur

Signature illisible

Administrateur

Messieurs Mallet frères & Cie.
Paris
mot illisible - Secrétaire

Traduction certifiée
Conforme à l'original
Paris, 25 février 1895
Mce Leroux

[printed stamp:]
TRADUCTEUR JURÉ
PRÈS LA COUR D'APPEL
MCE LEROUX
161, R. ST-JACQUES, 161
NO


This document is protected by copyright.


Translation:

Dear Sirs,

Please place at the disposal of Mr Antony Ratier, after verifying his identity, the sum of One hundred and five pounds Sterling, less your costs/fees, in return for his draft for this Bank, which will be duly honoured, this draft having to be taken from the Credit Account on Agents No. 40.125

Under one hundred and six pounds Sterling

I am, Sirs, your obedient servant

illegible signature

Administrator

Mr Mallet, brothers & Co

Paris

Illegible word – Secretary

Certified translation

Conforming to the original


Notes:

1.  London and Westminster Bank
This relates to JW's dispute with Eden over Brown and Gold: Portrait of Lady Eden (YMSM 408). On St Valentine's Day, 1894, with the picture nearing completion, Eden sent JW a cheque for 100 guineas. JW was dissatisfied with the portrait and refused to hand it over to Eden, believing it was the artist's right to withhold a picture until he felt it was fit to leave the studio. When Eden instituted legal proceedings against him in November 1894 in order to retrieve the portrait, JW returned the cheque (the £105 referred to here). In 1899, JW published an account of the affair: Whistler, James McNeill, Eden versus Whistler: The Baronet and the Butterfly. A Valentine with a Verdict, Paris and New York, 1899 [GM, A.24].

2.  Mallet Frères et Cie
Bankers or financial agents. This is a translation done for the French court of #06216. See also G. and W. Webb to A. Ratier, #06217; and JW to W. Webb, #06248).

3.  MAURICE LEROUX
Maurice Leroux, translator for the Cour d'Appel, Paris. There is also a typescript copy of this document, #06219.

4.  M. Antony Ratier
Antoine ('Antony') Ratier (b. 1851), lawyer and politician [more].

5.  Sous
'Sous Cent Livres St' is cross-written, at right-angles to the rest of the text.