Documents associated with: museum purchase
Record 4 of 10
System Number: 04215
Date: [15/30 April 1892]
Author: Charles Frederick Ulrich
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler M485
Document Type: ALS
Dear Mr Whistler.
I found your letter at the "Glaspalast" yesterday. You may forward your letters there as I have all my mail go there. Every thing is well under way now and I feel quite convinced that we will make a first rate exhibit. The enclosed notice appeared in the Münchener Neueste Nachrichten April 11th.
All letters concerning the pictures you mention are under way & I hope that the owners will allow us to have them. All are very anxious to see your work again & hope that there will be something that may be bought for the Pinakothek. The government has officially written to the Glasgow people about the [p. 2] Carlyle & I hope we may have that too.
I will keep you posted as to how we are progressing here.
yours very sincerely
Charles F. Ulrich.
1. [15/30 April 1892]
Date estimated from the newspaper clipping mentioned by Ulrich.
Literally, glass palace.
The art gallery considered but failed to buy Symphony in White, No. 2: The Little White Girl (YMSM 52) and Arrangement in Black and Brown: The Fur Jacket (YMSM 181). However, JW was awarded a gold medal for the Fur Jacket (see #04216).
Arrangement in Grey and Black, No. 2: Portrait of Thomas Carlyle (YMSM 137).