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    Artist James McNeill Whistler Autograph Letter Signed Signed, "J McN. Whistler," three pages, 5.5" x 4.75". 110 Rue du Bac, Paris, no date. To Mr. Ulrich. In full: "I have heard not a word from you for an age. Forgive my troubling you - but I am most anxious to know all about the Exhibition - Kindly therefore write me a line and tell me when the 'Internationale' closes. Will you have the 'Furred Jacket' insurred (sic) for 1000 pounds and sent to Alexander Reid Esqr Director de la Societe des Beaux Arts 227. West Georges Street, Glasglow Scotland. The Nocturne, 'Five Wheel', I should like insurred (sic) for 800 pounds - and sent to me here, at this address: 110. Rue du Bac. Paris. The 'blue & silver' sea piece belonging to London ought to be insured and sent on to him direct - It had better be insurred (sic) for 400 pounds - The etchings, as you know are to remain in Munich. I had a note the other day from [illegible] saying that apart from one or two telegrams he had heard nothing from the officials in Munich. Do tell me about this and very sincerely yours." Whistler is best known for Arrangement in Grey and Black, No. 1: Portrait of the Artist's Mother, familiarly known as Whistler's Mother. Also one of the greatest etchers in history, exhibitions of his etchings were shown in London (1881 and 1883) as well as Munich. "Whistler" written over other words written in his hand. Some blotting and stray ink marks, primarily at blank areas. Overall, fine condition. Accompanied by COA from PSA/DNA.

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    April, 2005
    13th Wednesday
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