Documents associated with: oil painting, varnishing
Record 11 of 42
System Number: 05124
Date: 3 March 1892
Author: William George Rawlinson
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler R24
Document Type: ALS
NEW ROAD, CAMPDEN HILL. W.
Mar 3rd. 1892
Dear Mr Whistler
Richards the picture-cleaner wants to remove the varnish from my Nocturne & repair the cracks in the paint. Before he does this, I thought it very desirable that you should see it - If [p. 2] in the operation (as seems to me not unlikely) some little repainting should be necessary, it should, I am sure you will agree, be done only under your instructions, if indeed it cannot have the advantage of your own touch -
So that, Goupils most [p. 3] kindly offering to send it over to you, I thought I could not do better than
send let it go at once & leave it entirely to your decision - It is so beautiful that I should like it to be seen at its best - I have had the frame regilt by your man Grau
W. J. Rawlinson
Nocturne: Blue and Silver - Battersea Reach (YMSM 119).
The picture was being lent to Nocturnes, Marines and Chevalet Pieces, Boussod, Valadon & Cie, Goupil Gallery, London, 1892.