Documents associated with: Album, see portfolio
Record 16 of 26
System Number: 05796
Date: 13 December 1893
Author: David Croal Thomson
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler T141
Document Type: ALS
THE GOUPIL GALLERY
[Royal coat of arms]
BOUSSOD VALADON & CO.
5, REGENT STREET, S. W.
TELEGRAMS, BOUSSOD, LONDON.
Dec. 13th 1893
Dear Mr Whistler,
Will you kindly say exactly what is the cost price to us of the 'Violet & Blue'. You have said it was £180. If this is not correct please say what is.
As you know we may ask [p. 2] what we like & we very carefully explained this in the last note.
We have very little chance of selling it at the present even at £180 to you for the buyers are too shy.
We ask £300 - but £315. from outsiders - from buyers £250- (this was expressly set forth) & we would take £200 if we had the chance. But that is all on the definite understanding declared in your letter that £180 is the highest price you ask [p. 3] from us for it.
If this is not correct please say what is.
St James has no reply tonight
We shall render the a/c for the Whistler Album early in January.
pp [stamped:] BOUSSOD VALADON & CO.
D. C. Thomson
J. McN. Whistler Eq
4. Whistler Album
A selection of photographs of oil paintings, mostly those exhibited at Nocturnes, Marines and Chevalet Pieces, Boussod, Valadon & Cie, Goupil Gallery, London, 1892, published by Goupil's.