Documents associated with: Orchar, James Guthrie
Record 5 of 15
System Number: 10884
Date: [6 January 1892]
Recipient: Stephen Richards
Repository: Library of Congress
Call Number: Manuscript Division, Pennell-Whistler Collection, PWC 14/1275
Document Type: TLc
21 Cheyne Walk.
Dear Sir -
You see, by the enclosed, how greatly pleased I have so far been with the work you have done for me -
Now, I want you to be particularly careful with the Miss Alexander - and to do your very best - We are coming down on Wednesday morning or afternoon, by which time I suppose you will have done the little "Nocturne" for Mr. Orchar, and Gra[u] will have brought the frame for it - I have seen him to-day - and have told him about taking the measure for the glass for the Miss Alexander picture -
J. McN. Whistler.
I suppose you have heard from Mr. Graham Robertson -
'[illegible words] [Bevans varnisher?]'
1. [6 January 1892?]
Dated by the reference to a portrait (see below).
2. Stephen Richards
Stephen Richards (b. ca 1845), picture restorer [more], was putting JW's pictures in order for JW's exhibition, Nocturnes, Marines and Chevalet Pieces, Boussod, Valadon & Cie, Goupil Gallery, London, 1892.
3. Miss Alexander
On 1 January 1892, JW told Richards that he would try to get hold of Harmony in Grey and Green: Miss Cicely Alexander (YMSM 129) for cleaning (#02906). On 6 January JW drafted a letter for Richards to write to Cicely's father, W. C. Alexander, #07577.
Four lines written in the lower right corner in an unknown hand appear to relate to the restoration of pictures for exhibition.