Documents associated with: Grove, John
Record 3 of 8
System Number: 03404
Date: [10 October 1895]
Place: Lyme Regis
Recipient: Thomas Robert Way
Repository: Freer Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
Call Number: FGA Whistler 156
Credit Line: Charles Lang Freer Papers, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.: Gift of the Estate of Charles Lang Freer
Document Type: ALS
Have told them to send you both cards for Private View "Portrait Society" - Have a "Crimson Note" there - Go and see it -
New proofs arrived - Not come out well Tom! - will write about them presently - Dont print any more of the last four - Dont show them either to anyone - The Landlord is bad and doubtless my fault entirely -
Why such vast difference with the first?
Thomas R. Way. Junr.
21. Wellington Street
[postmark:] LYME.REGIS / B / OC 10 / 95
1. [10 October 1895]
Dated from postmark.
Published by Spink, Nesta R., The Lithographs of James McNeill Whistler, gen. eds Harriet K. Stratis and Martha Tedeschi, Chicago, 1998, vol. 2, pp. 138-39, no. 145.
5. last four
The mention of new proofs and the last four probably refers to further proofs of some of the seven earlier subjects and to a group of four more recent subjects proved by Way: John Grove (C.126), The Blacksmith (C.127), The Brothers (C.128), The Old Smith's Story (C.129). See letter from T. R. Way to JW about the difficutly of transferring the drawings, 1 October 1895, #06123.