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System Number: 12744
Date: 18 April 1888
Author: JW
Place: London
Recipient: Robert Koehler[1]
Place: Münich
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler K47
Document Type: MsLS[2]


'Arrived May 28th 88[3]'

[rectangular logo with crowned lion:] R. B. A.
THE ROYAL SOCIETY OF BRITISH ARTISTS,
SUFFOLK STREET, PALL MALL,
LONDON

April 18 1888

Dear Sir, -

I should be pleased, indeed, to receive from you a line, telling me that my works arrived safely, and without inconvenience, to the Gentlemen of the Committee, through delay.

I trust that you will find all details[4] for the catalogue, clear and Satisfactory.

Kindly see that "President of the Royal Society of British Artists" be entered after my name in the catalogue, as it will be expected.

And, I have the honour to be,
Dear Sir,
Your obedient, humble servant,

J. McNeill. Whistler

To
Robert Koehler Esq
27 Gabelsberger St
Münich


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Notes:

1.  Robert Koehler
Robert Koehler (1850-1917), painter and etcher [more]. This letter relates to the 3rd Internationale Kunst-Austellung, Munich, 1888, which opened in July 1888. JW sent a large group of works - thirteen oils, twenty watercolours, seven pastels and thirty etchings. The oils included Arrangement in Black: La Dame au brodequin jaune - Portrait of Lady Archibald Campbell (YMSM 242) and Harmony in Grey and Green: Miss Cicely Alexander (YMSM 129). He also sent Arrangement in Grey and Black: Portrait of the Painter's Mother (YMSM 101), which was awarded a second-class gold medal.

2.  MsLS
Written in the hand of Charles James Whistler Hanson (1870-1935), engineer, son of JW and Louisa Fanny Hanson [more], who was then acting as JW's secretary, and signed by JW.

3.   'Arrived May 28th 88'
Written in another hand, in the top left corner.

4.  all details
See lists of works, #04203, and JW's form of declaration, #04204.