Documents associated with: Duveneck, Frank
Record 12 of 43
System Number: 01132
Date: 22 March 1881
Author: Marcus Bourne Huish
Recipient: Francis Seymour Haden
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler F64
Document Type: MsLc
THE FINE ART SOCIETY,
148, NEW BOND ST. W.
22nd March. 1881.
My dear Sir.
Before passing on your letter to Mr Whistler I write to ask if you permit me to do so.
Believe me to remain
(signed) Marcus B Huish
J. [sic] Seymour Haden Esq.
This is a letter copy, probably made by a clerk.
4. your letter
See F. S. Haden to M. B. Huish, 21 March 1881, #01944. In the spring of 1881, the newly formed Painter-Etcher's Society held an exhibition at the Hanover Gallery. However, when Frank Duveneck (1848-1919), painter, etcher and art teacher [more], submitted three Venice etchings, Haden (who was President of the Society) suspected that they were in fact by JW. Anxious to compare the etchings with those that JW had been printing for the Fine Art Society, Haden, Alphonse Legros and the collector Edward Hamilton paid a visit to the Society's gallery. JW was indignant when he heard of the visit. A lengthy correspondence ensued (later published in the pamphlet Whistler, James McNeill, The Piker Papers. The Painter-Etchers' Society and Mr. Whistler, London, 1881). See also correspondence between M. B. Huish and F. S. Haden, #01944; JW to F. S. Haden, #13147; JW to Painter-Etcher's Society, #11632, #13151; JW to O. Bacher, #00228; F. S. Haden to E. G. Brown, #01943; JW to C. A. Howell, #02878.
Inserted in top left-hand corner, probably in Haden's hand. This is presumably Haden's answer to Huish's request.