Documents associated with: Scotland
Record 29 of 35
System Number: 03613
Date: [August 1895]
Recipient: Ernest George Brown
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler LB 9/21
Document Type: ALS
110. Rue du Bac. Paris.
Dear Mr. Brown -
They are pretty - the drawings - or rather what is left of them -
What a frightful state they are in! It seems to me that you might damp them and stretch them - at least -
I will sign them - as they are for a Scotchman - Tell him if he wants any others you can let him have some - in which [p. 2] case I will send you some - I will let things of mine go to Scotland - or Ireland or America -
I want no pictures or drawings in England -
In haste - with kindest regards to Mr. Huish
Very sincerely Yrs
J McN Whistler
Friday morning -
I have just had your letter - Now I will tell you what
Say to Mr Burrell, with my compliments, that I will sign these things for him. [
& in?] In return I beg that he will make me out a complete little list of all that he and his brothers have of mine - with description and something like dates & c. & c.
I should think he would be pleased to do this - and as told you before now, I want to get together all traces of my work wherever I may.
Also there is a lot of spurious stuff about! -
Evidently two pastels (see #03625); these may possibly have included The Purple Iris (M.397), r.: Morning Glories; v.: Nude study (M.410), or Mother and child (M.1288), which were owned by William Burrell; however, only the latter is obviously signed.
5. your letter
6. Mr Burrell
William Burrell (1861-1958), ship-owner and collector [more]. See the letter from E. G. Brown asking JW to 'kindly send us back the two pastels', 18 September 1895, #01294, and JW's reply, where he mentions that he has not heard from Burrell (#03625).
7. his brothers
William Burrell's elder brother was [Burr-G].