Documents associated with: Marty, André E.
Record 18 of 19
System Number: 06108
Date: 13 December 1893
Author: Thomas Robert Way
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler W105
Document Type: ALS
LITHOGRAPHIC PRINTING OFFICE,
21, WELLINGTON STREET, STRAND, W. C.
Decr 13 1893
Dear Mr Whistler.
I am sorry that you should find anything to complain of in the proofs, I will remember the instructions in future. You bid me select from the paper you send us to pull the proofs on! I fear you will not get many impressions as I should have rejected at least half the last two lots you sent. The few on smaller & whiter paper, were sheet[s] I had over from a long time ago! and the big sheets were the last you sent. I have still a few (5 or 6) of them left, but they are dreadfully stained and mildewed. We [p. 2] have not received the packet you have spoken of as sending, and have nothing to pull these new proofs on. I dont think it possible to get any like the Marty paper. Old Chineese [sic] is, I suppose, too white for you? I will make a pull amongst the others for you too [sic] see how you like it, the impression is perfect -
I have enquired at M. Deprez & Gutenkust [sic] the price of the lithographs [-] they ask £3. 3. 0 each for the Luzembourg [sic] and the nude, and £4. 4. 0 for the draped seated figure. Of course they show them as great treasures - You told us to take off the reading figure long since but we protested, and so it was left on and you can have your proofs, also the dancing girl and the nude leaning against the chest of drawers & reading[.] [p. 3] That I suppose is the one you mean, by the "little nude girl resting & holding a cup of tea".
The drawings so far used for periodicals are the "Seated figure" (of your sister in law) "The blacksmith's forge" (with hoop) and "The fish shop" for the Whirlwind and "the rag shop" only for the Albemarle. I should think that the Studio people will be delighted with the "Gants de Suêde", it is a charming drawing and can be treated just in the same way as the Whirlwind i.e: - transferred. I will shew Mr White that part of your letter which refers to the subject. As you are coming over so soon, at least I hope so from your letters, I dont want to miss you as I did last time, by staying at home with a cold! so please let us have a little word as to when you will be over, so we may be all the time at home ready for you when you do come - also I would have a stone or two ready if there were any likelihood of you being able to use them whilst here?
with kindest regards, and awaiting that paper, I remain yours very sincerely
Tom R. Way.
J. McN. Whistler Esqre
Published in Spink, Nesta R., The Lithographs of James McNeill Whistler, gen. eds Harriet K. Stratis and Martha Tedeschi, Chicago, 1998, vol. 2, pp. 83-84, no. 70.
André E. Marty (b. 1857), journalist, illustrator and print publisher [more]. 107 impressions of The Draped Figure, Seated (C.72) were printed by Way and issued with L'Estampe Originale, album IV, Paris, October-December 1893.
The Winged Hat (C.34) was the first of three lithographs to be published in The Whirlwind: A Lively and Eccentric Newspaper, 25 October 1890, under the title "Mr Whistler's 'Songs on Stone'." It was followed by The Tyresmith (C.36) and Maunder's Fish Shop, Chelsea (C.37) in November and December.