Documents associated with: Album, see portfolio
Record 26 of 26
System Number: 08274
Date: 16 February 
Recipient: David Croal Thomson
Repository: Library of Congress
Call Number: Manuscript Division, Pennell-Whistler Collection, PWC 18/1516
Document Type: ALS
110. Rue du Bac. Paris
Excellent! most excellent! - Dear Mr Thomson I cannot tell you how nice I think of you to have been so prompt in answering the whisper in your ear! -
You see how right I am about you - I am sure you would have got yourself into trouble long ago for the absent Prince Charlie! -
The account you will see into yourself - At present I have received the two cheques - that is £30 -
Can't you let us look at a marked catalogue of that sale at Christie's when the "Music Room" went? I want to see the other prices -
I would send it back to you -
Must be off at once -
Will write when send lithographs -
With kind regards
Wait till you see my letter to some of those gentlemen!! -
1. 16 February 
Dated by the reference to an auction (see below).
Written in another hand.
Albums of photographs, mainly of paintings shown at Nocturnes, Marines and Chevalet Pieces, Boussod, Valadon & Cie, Goupil Gallery, London, 1892.
7. Music Room
Harmony in Green and Rose: The Music Room (YMSM 34) was sold at auction, Christie's, London, 10 February 1894 (lot 69); it was sold by Julia de Kay Revillon (1855-1930), née Whistler, JW's niece [more], and bought by 'Collin' or 'Collard' for £199.10.0, although Thomson states that it was bought by William Paterson, Glasgow art dealer.
Patrons such as John Gerald Potter (1829-1908), wallpaper manufacturer and patron [more], who had sold Symphony in White, No. 2: The Little White Girl (YMSM 52) and Nocturne: Blue and Silver - Cremorne Lights (YMSM 115) in 1893 for £1400 to Arthur ('Peter') Haythorne Studd (1863-1919), painter and collector [more]. See JW's earlier letter to Thomson, 12 February , #08252.