Documents associated with: Arthur, Thomas Glen
Record 10 of 13
System Number: 00180
Date: 21 December 1887
Author: Craibe Angus and Son
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler A179
Document Type: ALS
J A McNeill Whistler Esquire[,] The Vale[,] Kings road, Chelsea
[emblem of Glasgow, and motto:] LET GLASGOW FLOURISH
CRAIBE ANGUS & SON,
FINE ART GALLERIES,
159, QUEEN STREET, GLASGOW.
Decr 21 '87.
Dear Sir -
The parcel, as advised, came duly to hand; also your telegram. We shall keep the copy in first State, altho' the price is very [high] for us, as dealers, to pay. We have returned, per Registered Post, the copy - ["]fine proof".
Small paintings and drawings.
What we mean by a small painting is say a cabinet picture of the best quality; and one that has not been publically [sic] shown. We should like in fact to have such a picture as you would borrow or rather reserve for some of the London Exhibitions. We hope you may oblige us in this matter. In Glasgow, we are at a great disadvantage as compared with city dealers who have better opportunities of knowing what artists are doing than we can possibly have; and even in the matter of etchings they have a preference given to them in early supplies, which enables them to sell to our clients in Scotland before we ourselves are supplied.
When our client has called as to the other etchings we have of yours, we shall send you remittance.
Craibe Angus & Son.
4. publically [sic] shown