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System Number: 08351
Date: 4 March [1892][1]
Author: JW
Place: Paris
Recipient: David Croal Thomson[2]
Place: London
Repository: Library of Congress
Call Number: Manuscript Division, Pennell-Whistler Collection, PWC 3
Document Type: ALS


33. Rue de Tournon - Paris -

March 4.

Dear Sir -

Rawlinson[3] - I dont think it is at all necessary to send the picture over here - Let it go to Richards[4] - unless Mr Rawlinson prefers his own man Dyer [5]-

"The Fur Jacket[6]": You shall have that -

Hon. Mrs Wyndham[7]. Tell Richards that I am not sure that this picture was ever varnished - to deal with it very delicately in cleaning - and finally give beautiful coat of varnish - Let me know if the dam accident to the canvas was a very bad one - and if he thinks he can repair it so that no trace [is left]

Cards - Send cards to Madame la Baronne d'Estournel[8] Write on the card itself Monsieur & Madame d'Estournel. Will send this later - with address.

Catalogue - On first page, as a text, above or quotation :

"I do not know when so much amusement has been afforded to the British Public as by Mr Whistler's pictures."

Speech of the Attorney General[9] of England
Westminster, Nov. 16. 1878.

You might have a rough list set up of the whole lot of paintings - on paper the size of pages of Catalogue - Leave larger margins than even hitherto - that I may see how many pages it would run to -

Send two or three proofs that I may cut up and experiment with -

Very truly Yrs

J. McN. Whistler

[p. 2, date stamp:] GOUPIL AND COMPANY
4 MARCH 92
SUCCESSORS / BOUSSOD VALADON & CO.


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Envelope:

To
D. C. Thomson Esq.
Goupil Gallery
116. 117. New Bond Strt -
London -
Angleterre -
[stamp:] POSTE / 25 / REPUBLIQUE FRANCAISE
[postmark x 2:] PARIS-6 / R. DE VAUGIRARD / 8E 4 / MARS / 92
[postmark on verso:] LONDON W / V 7 / MR 5 / 92


Notes:

1.  4 March [1892]
Year dated from postmark.

2.  David Croal Thomson
David Croal Thomson (1855-1930), art dealer [more]. He was organising Nocturnes, Marines and Chevalet Pieces, Boussod, Valadon & Cie, Goupil Gallery, London, 1892.

3.  Rawlinson
William George Rawlinson (1840-1928), silk merchant, collector [more], owned Nocturne: Blue and Silver - Battersea Reach (YMSM 119).

4.  Richards
Stephen Richards (b. ca 1845), picture restorer [more].

5.  Dyer
William Dyer (b. ca 1821), picture restorer and art dealer [more].

6.  The Fur Jacket
Arrangement in Black and Brown: The Fur Jacket (YMSM 181).

7.  Hon. Mrs Wyndham
Madeline Caroline Frances Eden Wyndham (1835-1920), née Campbell, artist [more], owned Nocturne: Grey and Gold - Westminster Bridge (YMSM 145).

8.  Madame la Baronne d'Estournel
Mme d'Estournelles de Constant, wife of the diplomat.

9.  Attorney General
Sir John Holker (1828-1882), Attorney General, counsel for John Ruskin [more].