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System Number: 08428
Date: 7 October 1897
Author: George and William Webb[1]
Place: London
Recipient: David Croal Thomson[2]
Place: London
Repository: Library of Congress
Call Number: Manuscript Division, Pennell-Whistler Collection, PWC
Document Type: ALS


TELEPHONE NUMBER 1282. (AVENUE.)
TO PREVENT DELAY PLEASE ADDRESS
GEO. & WM. WEBB
ALL COMMUNICATIONS ON BUSINESS TO THE FIRM.

39, NEW BROAD STREET,
LONDON, / E. C.

7 Oct 1897

Dear Mr Thomson,

Whistler & Sir W. Eden[3]

Mr Whistler would be glad if you would write him a letter confirming the fact that Sir W. Eden informed you he would not take £250 for the painting of Lady Eden[4]. We understand that Mr Whistlers French advocate[5] would like to have this

Yours very truly

Geo & Wm Webb

D. Thomson Esq
Messrs Boussod Valadon & Co.
5 Regent St
W.

[p. 2, date stamp:] THE GOUPIL GALLERY / BOUSSOD VALADON & CO. / 8 OCT. 97


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Notes:

1.  George & William Webb
JW's solicitors.

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

3.  Sir W. Eden
Sir William Eden (1849-1915), painter and collector [more]. This letter concerns JW's dispute with Eden over the completion of Brown and Gold: Portrait of Lady Eden (YMSM 408). See JW's 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].

4.  Lady Eden
Lady Sybil Frances Eden (1867-1945), née Grey [more].

5.  French advocate
Paul Beurdeley (1842-after 1902), advocate at the Cour d'Appel, Paris [more].