Documents associated with: gift from JW
Record 37 of 45
System Number: 02679
Date: [23/24?] February 1894
Recipient: Julia Revillon
Place: [St Petersburg]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler LB 1/155
Document Type: ALSc
Letter to Madame Albert. R..
110. Rue du Bac. Paris
My dear Julia - Accept my felicitations! -
You have done well - though Mr. T - of Goupils tells me you might have done better - But then he doesn't know how courageous you have been - He has no idea - as yet - that the picture, over which you bargained, and haggled, and which you finally sent to public auction, was a gift from my Mother to your own!
Comment, it seems to me, is for once, curiously superfluous - but I may congratulate you upon having so completely freed yourself from ridiculous and conventional theories that hinder the less daring, and frequently prevent their turning into money - however mean the sum - heirlooms & family follies of that kind!
J McNeill Whistler
'Madame Albert Revellion the daughter of W'sJ. M.W.'s half brother George who married as his second wife Miss Winans. The picture sold was "The Music Room". R. B. P.'
3. St Petersburg
JW checked her address with Helen ('Nellie') Euphrosyne Whistler (1849-1917), née Ellen Ionides, JW's sister-in-law [more]: 'I have sent the letter to Julia - 43 Galernaia was that right? ' (see #06729).
Anna Matilda Whistler (1804-1881), née McNeill, JW's mother [more] gave Harmony in Green and Rose: The Music Room (YMSM 34) to Julia de Kay Whistler (1825-1875), née Winans, JW's sister-in-law [more]. Julia Revillon inherited the picture upon her mother's death in 1875. It was auctioned at Christie's on 10 February 1894 (see #05802).