The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler
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System Number: 04217
Date: 26 June 1892
Author: Adolf Paulus[1]
Place: Munich
Recipient: JW
Place: [Paris]
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[3] 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[4] 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 -

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1.  Adolf Paulus
Adolf Paulus (b. 1851), business manager of the Kϋnstlergenossenschaft and instigator of the Munich Secession in 1893 [more].

2.  Private
Double underlined.

3.  Prince regent
Karl Joseph Wilhelm Ludwig Luitpold (1821-1912), Prince Regent of Bavaria [more].

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.