Documents associated with: museum purchase
Record 6 of 10
System Number: 04217
Date: 26 June 1892
Author: Adolf Paulus
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler M487
Document Type: ALS
Munich, Arcisstr. 6 / 0
June 26th 1892.
Dear Mr Whistler
I have duly received your esteemed letter of 1st inst and would have answered it sooner if I would have been able to send you good news or at least to give you a definite reply. If hitherto I could send you good news this had been occasioned by the sympathies of our good Prince regent for you and your high art, - he makes however not the acquisitions of works of Art for the state. They get effected by a committee, the majority of which are Professors of the Academy and the[y] found that The Fur Jacket might be perhaps to[o] much a portrait - and they concluded to wait till they could see your other pictures that have yet to come. The Regent wishes that you may be represented in the Pinakothek.
I write you again as soon as I can [give] you good news.
Believe me, dear Mr Whistler, with kindest regards
Very sincerely yours
Adolf Paulus -
4. The Fur Jacket
Arrangement in Black and Brown: The Fur Jacket (YMSM 181). The committee did not, in the end, purchase one of JW's pictures.