System Number: 05006
Date: 4 April 1892
Author: John Charles Potter
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler P646
Document Type: ALS
April 4. 92
ST JAMES'S STREET.
My dear Whistler
Mr Thompson of Boussod Valladon has I understand acquainted you with our objection to his having had varnished the White Girl, the Blue wave &c.
I must say, that on seeing the pictures, they [p. 2] appear to me immensely improved by the cleaning.
If you are equally satisfied with the execution of the work by Mr Richards, so shall I be.
Let me congratulate you on your show; it is splendid, & ought to silence [p. 3] the Philistines. Miss Alexander, Carlyle, & two of ours - please me most.
Please accept my congratulations
J C Potter
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1. John Charles Potter
John Charles Potter (1854-1920), wallpaper manufacturer and collector [more]. See his letter to JW, dated 2 April 1892,#05713.
2. Mr Thompson
David Croal Thomson (1855-1930), art dealer [more].
3. White Girl
Symphony in White, No. 2: The Little White Girl (YMSM 52).
4. Blue wave
Blue and Silver: Blue Wave, Biarritz (YMSM 41).
5. Mr Richards
Stephen Richards (b. ca 1845), picture restorer [more].
JW's retrospective exhibition, Nocturnes, Marines and Chevalet Pieces, Boussod, Valadon & Cie, Goupil Gallery, London, 1892, opened on 19 March.
7. Miss Alexander
Harmony in Grey and Green: Miss Cicely Alexander (YMSM 129).
Arrangement in Grey and Black, No. 2: Portrait of Thomas Carlyle (YMSM 137).