Documents associated with: Armstead, Henry Hugh
Record 2 of 2
System Number: 05718
Date: 9 April 1892
Author: David Croal Thomson
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler T63
Document Type: ALS
[royal coat of arms]
THE GOUPIL GALLERY
BOUSSOD, VALADON & CO.
116 & 117, NEW BOND STREET, W.
TELEGRAMS, - BOUSSOD, LONDON.
9 April 1892.
This is the last day of the Exhibition & we have had a veritable 'grand finale'. Our visitors day & evening will be over the thousand & more than 300 Catalogues have been sold. There were about 200 artists this morning & their signatures are in the 'little black book' we have employed the past week for the names & schools.
[p. 2] In a crowd as it has been this afternoon it is impossible to know every one, but apparently people from the Boat Race which they say took place to-day have come in dozens. Armitstead the R A. sculptor has been here & was a long time in the rooms & said he was delighted to see such fine things.
We had half expected to see a letter from you this morning & in any case hope to have one on Monday.
[p. 3] With your permission or unless you wish it specially otherwise we shall continue to show some of your own pictures - say three or 5 on one of the walls in the smaller room for we have often found after such a rush that people return to ask quietly what is for sale & we are very anxious indeed to do some business.
There is no doubt that for many a year to come this exhibition will be spoken & written about & we must hope some day to realize the effect of the sowing of the present
[p. 4] We have still to settle about the publication of the Whistler 'Album' & we should be glad to have your opinions & advice
Boussod Valadon & Co
D. C. Thomson
J McN. Whistler Eq
1. David Croal Thomson
David Croal Thomson (1855-1930), art dealer [more]. He had organised JW's retrospective exhibition, Nocturnes, Marines and Chevalet Pieces, Boussod, Valadon & Cie, Goupil Gallery, London, 1892.
An album of photographs, mostly from the exhibition (Whistler, James McNeill, The Whistler Album: Nocturnes, Marines, Chevalet Pieces, London, 1893).