Documents associated with: Album, see portfolio
Record 19 of 26
System Number: 05802
Date: 10 February 1894
Author: David Croal Thomson
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler T147
Document Type: ALS
HIGHGATE. N. W.
Feby 10th 1894
Dear Mr Whistler,
Your letter arrived too late for me to answer yesterday.
The Music Room has been sold to day for a little over £200, we were willing to give that amount & we had arranged accordingly but it went one bid over that to a Glasgow dealer called Paterson, a decent little man recently started
[p. 2] The bidding was very very slow & only Paterson was in the field against it. As we have written to Mdm Revillon to day, since the sale, we could have got far
f more for her, but her lowest price was always 500 guineas & she would not hear of any reduction even although we telegraphed one day for it. As she sent it to Christies against our wish, there was no reason why we should support her further than what was an amazing bargain.
[p. 3] Art Journal. I have only had the photographs taken of the Little White Girl & Nocturne & will send them to you before making the blocks.
Yes the 3 Lithographs reached us two of one subject & one of another
You mention about the Album, but I am not sure what you mean. Were we to send copies for signing?
On the 24th we have a collection of Steers things which promises well.
I have a severe cold & am not very well, but well occupied as usual.
Yours vy truly
D. C. Thomson.
It is not clear whether this initial means anything.
William Paterson, Glasgow art dealer.
7. Little White Girl & Nocturne
Symphony in White, No. 2: The Little White Girl (YMSM 52), and Nocturne: Blue and Silver - Cremorne Lights (YMSM 115). The Little White Girl was reproduced in Anon., 'Art and Mr. Whistler,' The Art Journal, vol. 46, no. 120, December 1894, pp. 358-361, 1894.
8. You mention about the Album
JW had asked about 'copies of the Album'; that is a selection of photographs of oil paintings, mostly those exhibited at Nocturnes, Marines and Chevalet Pieces, Boussod, Valadon & Cie, Goupil Gallery, London, 1892, see #08284.
15. A J
D. C. Thomson had originally suggested using Vitré: The Canal (C.63), then Conversation under the Statue, Luxembourg Gardens (C.69), and eventually they agreed on Nursemaids: 'Les Bonnes du Luxembourg' (C.81), which was printed in an edition of about 3000 and published in The Art Journal, vol. 46, no. 120, December 1894.