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Charles Lang Freer to William Burrell

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Charles Lang Freer to William Burrell

Description

Letter from Freer to William Burrell

Abstract

"It certainly is a great picture, and I am glad to have it under my care; and I must tell you, confidentially, that eventually it will go to the American National Museum."

Date

1903

Relation

F1903.91a-b

Type

Letter

Freer

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Text

#33 Ferry Avenue,
Detroit, Michigan,

August 20th, 1903.

Dear Mr. Burrell:--
Your kind letter of August 5th, confirming the sale to me the “Princess of Porcelain” by Mr. Whistler for the sum of L 3,750, came duly. Let me again thank you for your courtesy in connection with this matter.
It certainly is a great picture, and I am glad to have it under my care; and I must tell you, confidentially, that eventually it will go to the American National Museum.
I take much pleasure in handing you enclosed herewith draft on London payable to your order for L 3750.
Will you be good enough to have your most responsible packer in Glasgow box and forward the picture. I would like the picture in its frame enclosed first in a tin case, sodered water tight: then let it all be enclosed in a good strong wood box. Please remove glass from frame, exclude it from tin case, and pack it in outer wooden case.
Please have shipment made from Glasgow by American Express addressed as follows—
Charles L. Freer,
#33 Ferry Avenue,
Detroit,
Michigan,
U.S.A.
In Bond to Detroit

Citation

"Charles Lang Freer to William Burrell," in The Peacock Room, Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution, Item #3533, http://www.peacockroom.wayne.edu/items/show/3533 (accessed November 19, 2017).