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The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler

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Record 7 of 549

System Number: 02857
Date: October 1877
Author: JW
Place: London
Recipient: [Charles Augustus Howell][1]
Place: [London]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler LB 12/33
Document Type: PD


WILL APPEAR IN THE COURSE OF THE NEXT TWO MONTHS.

VENICE[2],
BY
WHISTLER.

A SET OF TWELVE ETCHINGS.

ONE HUNDRED COPIES, SIGNED PROOFS, ONLY WILL BE PULLED,
AFTER WHICH THE PLATES WILL BE DESTROYED.

SUBSCRIPTIONS AT 50 GUINEAS THE SET.

2, LINDSEY ROW,
CHEYNE WALK, CHELSEA.

OCTOBER, 1877.

[p. 2, printed at right angles to p. 1:]

187...

J. A. MAC NEILL WHISTLER, ESQ.,
2, LINDSEY ROW,
CHEYNE WALK, CHELSEA, S.W.

PLEASE TO PLACE MY NAME ON THE LIST OF SUBSCRIBERS FOR A SET OF TWELVE ETCHINGS OF VENICE.

NAME
ADDRESS


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Notes:

1.  [Charles Augustus Howell]
The circular was stuck in the second of two albums of documents by Charles Augustus ('Owl') Howell (1840? - d.1890), entrepreneur [more] (see #02788). A note underneath the pamphlet in Howell's hand reads: 'Original circular, issued by Whistler.'

2.  VENICE
JW eventually went to Venice in September 1879, with a commission from the the Fine Art Society for a set of twelve etchings,Mr Whistler's Etchings of Venice, 1880 (the first 'Venice Set') (K. 183-189, 191-195). (excat 5), which was published in 1880. They were selected from a total of fifty (K.183-232, 240).