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Record 18 of 26

System Number: 08284
Date: 8 February [1894][1]
Author: JW
Place: Paris
Recipient: David Croal Thomson[2]
Place: London
Repository: Library of Congress
Call Number: Manuscript Division, Pennell-Whistler Collection, PWC 18/1510
Document Type: ALS[3]

110. Rue du Bac. Paris.

Feb. 8.

Dear Mr. Thomson -

Many thanks for catalogue of sale - What are [you] going to do about the "Music Room[4]"? - Write me a line -

Its all right about the reproductions[5] in Art Journal - but you will send proofs for me to see and touch if necessary? -

Have the last three lithographs[6] reached you? I am quite anxious now that you told of storms and uncertainties in Channel -

You were going to send over the copies of Album[7] - I believe that you are [p. 2] to receive an answer to your very kind note directly -

[butterfly signature]

They said in the Figaro[8] that they had made a Peer of the Realm of the new Baronet[9] - "Lord Jones" would have been good! -

This document is protected by copyright.


D. C. Thomson. Esqr
Dartmouth Tower
Dartmouth Park Hill
London N.W.
[postmark:] PARIS - 80 / R- DU BAC / 4E / 8 / FEVR / 94


1.  8 February [1894]
Dated from the postmark.

2.  David Croal Thomson
David Croal Thomson (1855-1930), art dealer [more].

3.  ALS
'12C' is written in red ink in an unknown hand at top left of p. 1, and '85' in pencil, and also on the envelope.

4.  Music Room
Harmony in Green and Rose: The Music Room (YMSM 34) was auctioned at Christie's, London, 10 February 1894 (lot 69), and bought by 'Collin' or 'Collard' for £199.10.0, although Thomson told JW that the Glasgow dealer Paterson had bought it for over £200 (#05802).

5.  reproductions
Anon., 'Art and Mr. Whistler,' The Art Journal, vol. 46, no. 120, December 1894, pp. 358-361.

6.  last three lithographs
Possibly including The Novel: Girl Reading (C.32).

7.  copies of Album
A selection of photographs of oil paintings, mostly those exhibited at Nocturnes, Marines and Chevalet Pieces, Boussod, Valadon & Cie, Goupil Gallery, London, 1892.

8.  Figaro
Le Figaro, French newspaper; see also JW's letter to J. Pennell, #07801.

9.  new Baronet
Edward Coley Burne-Jones (1833-1898), painter and designer [more].