Documents associated with: pastel, framing
Record 2 of 4
System Number: 08254
Date: [20 July 1893]
Recipient: David Croal Thomson
Repository: Library of Congress
Call Number: Manuscript Division, Pennell-Whistler Collection, PWC
Document Type: ALS
110. Rue du Bac - Paris -
Dear Mr Thomson -
I write this in the street! at a Cafe - with horrid pen - or pin, rather, so can't say much - Only I acknowledge cheque for shillings - and all is well - that is as well as can be with this house of yours -
Of course they ought to have done as you wished them to, and handed you the full sum [p. 2] at once -
I have had a letter from Mr Dignam who tells me how kind you have been - and all the trouble you have taken - How nice of you -
Tell him I shall write to him directly - meanwhile I quite approve of what he is doing -
We leave for the sea side tomorrow or the next day - and now do you really think you could at once get good people with good prices for "Marines" "Chevalet pieces" etc!? -
You had better tell me all about the Potter business - I do hope the things will be bought here - I want nothing to remain in England - Scotland is another thing -
Later on you must get the "Bognor" from Mr. Chapman of Liverpool - However there is no hurry -
I cannot write more with this thing! - I am touching up the pastel tomorrow morning - and then you must tell Joyant to send for it and put the frame right and pack it and send it back to you - and "mark with a T." I ought to have said!
[date stamp:] GOUPIL & COMPANY
21 JUL. 93
SUCCESSORS / BOUSSOD VALADON & CO.
1. [20 July 1893]
The date stamp for receipt of the letter is '21 July 1893', so it is likely that the letter was written on the day previous to this.
'9C' is written in another hand in red ink at top left, and '71' in pencil at bottom right of p. 1.
4. cheque for shillings
Thomson had enclosed the shillings cheque in his letter of 18 July 1893 (see #05786) after JW had implied that Thomson's previous cheque (sent with #05785) had been made out for £25 rather than 25 guineas in order to deprive the artist of the extra amount.
A selection of photographs of oil paintings, published by Goupil's, mostly those exhibited at Nocturnes, Marines and Chevalet Pieces, Boussod, Valadon & Cie, Goupil Gallery, London, 1892. JW signed the deluxe sets with his name and butterfly signature.
John Charles Potter (1854-1920), wallpaper manufacturer and collector [more]; who owned Blue and Silver: Blue Wave, Biarritz (YMSM 41), Symphony in White, No. 2: The Little White Girl (YMSM 52), Grey and Silver: Chelsea Wharf (YMSM 54) and Nocturne: Blue and Silver - Cremorne Lights (YMSM 115), was selling his paintings.