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System Number: 00951
Date: 16 January 1902
Author: Max Lehrs[1]
Place: Dresden
Recipient: JW
Place: London
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler D157
Document Type: ALS

[Bavarian coat of arms and text:] KONIGLICHES KUPFERSTICHKABINET


16. I. 1902.

Dear Sir

In your letter[2] of the oct. 14th 1901 you had the goodness to offer to send us one of your lithographs in place of the one which had been sold us by mistake, since it belonged to Mr. Heinemann[3].

Will you kindly permit me to remind you of the fact to day and to refer to my letter[4] of the oct. 18th, which contained a list of your lithographs that we already possess. In the course of this month our books and inventories for 1901 are closed and controlled: at present the inventories shew, as you will know, nine items reserved for your proofs, whereas we have actually received only eight, because the lithograph was returned to Mr. Heinemann.

Would you have the great kindness to help me out of the difficulty by sending the new lithograph, which is still outstanding? - In order to save you the inconvenience of putting up and posting a parcel, [p. 2] I would recommend your leaving it with either Messrs. Colnaghi and Co.[5], Messrs Obach and Co[6], or Mr. Richard Gutekunst[7], all of whom will be ready to undertake the forwarding to our Print Room.

Pardon me for once more troubling you in this matter, and believe me, dear Sir,

very sincerely yours

Prof. Dr. Max Lehrs.

Director of the Royal Print Room.

James McNeill Whistler Esqre.
London W
8 Fitzroy Street
Fitzroy Square.

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1.  Max Lehrs
Professor Dr Max Lehrs (1855-1938), Director of the Print Room, Dresden [more].

2.  letter
JW to Max Lehrs, 14 October 1901, #00948.

3.  Mr. Heinemann
William Heinemann (1863-1920), publisher [more].

4.  letter
Max Lehrs to JW, 18 October 1901, #00949.

5.  Colnaghi and Co.
Martin Enrico ('Henry') Luigi Gaetano Colnaghi (1821-1908), art dealer [more].

6.  Obach and Co
Obach later joined with Colnaghi as print dealers.

7.  Richard Gutekunst
Otto Gutekunst (b. ca 1865 - after 1939), art dealer [more].