Documents associated with: Brimmer, Martin
Record 1 of 4
System Number: 08410
Date: [22/30 September 1894?]
Recipient: David Croal Thomson
Repository: Library of Congress
Call Number: Manuscript Division, Pennell-Whistler Collection
Document Type: ALS
110 Rue du Bac - Paris -
Dear Mr. Thomson -
It seems to be an extraordinary [p. 2] favourite! I have been asked for it again! -
The little drawing is by Mrs. Whistler - whose works are dainty beyond compare! wherefore I advise your sticking to it - though I am afraid Madame will cry out for it!
As to the portraits, draped or undraped figures - or small panel pictures, more shortly - I am organizing my "business" a bit! The little marine - (the one upon the back of which you pasted the cutting from St. James') is sold - 200 guineas. -
The sales of Pastels you speak of were certainly excellent for they must have been (the pastels themselves) mere scraps in studio - Though now that I think of it if there were any draped or nude figure once belonging to Deschamps I should like to know more & wish you would tell me who got them - & where they are -
Shall be sending more new lithographs.
1. [22/30 September 1894?]
Dated from reference to sale of work (see below).
'90C' is written in an unknown hand in red ink at top left; '190' in pencil at bottom right of p. 1.
Printers for the Art Journal.
7. The little marine
Violet and Blue: Among the Rollers (YMSM 413) was sold to Martin Brimmer (1829-1896), collector and official at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts [more]. JW told E. G. Kennedy on 22 September 1894 that it had been sold, #09720. 'The little ... guineas' is written in the margin of p. 2.
8. cutting from St. James'
St James's Gazette, 6 December 1893, p. 4, described it as 'a fine sea-piece ... full of clever work and of beautiful colour'.
9. The sales of Pastels
'The sales ... lithographs' is written in the margin of p. 1.