Documents associated with: Avery, Samuel Putnam
Record 5 of 13
System Number: 10626
Date: [26 June 1875?]
Recipient: Samuel Putnam Avery
Repository: Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Call Number: NYMA 87 - AO MS - MS10
Document Type: ALS
2 Lindsey Houses.
My dear Mr. Avery -
If this finds you in town, will you call in on Sunday morning - as I have one or two things to show you - New etchings also - I should be glad to see Mr. Andrews - and am sorry to have missed you when you called -
[p. 2] Very sincerely Yours
J A McN. Whistler
1. [26 June 1875?]
JW lived in 2 Lindsey Row from February 1867 to June 1878, but occasional letters between August 1871 and October 1876 were written as from 'Lindsey Houses'. This letter may date from June 1875 when Avery mentioned both Andrews and JW in his diary, and specifically from 26 June 1875 when he recorded receiving and replying to a letter from JW (Beaufort, M. F., Kleinfield, H. L. and Welcher, J. K., (eds) The Diaries 1871-1882 of Samuel P. Avery, Art Dealer,, pp. 288-89, 297-98, III 6-7, 15-16). Avery's reply has not been located.
Possibly A Series of Sixteen Etchings of Scenes on the Thames, 1871 (the 'Thames Set') (K.38-44, 46, 52, 66, 68, 71, 74-76, 95) (excat 4), first published in the spring of 1871, and more recent etchings such as Speke Hall, No.2 (K.143), Speke Shore (K.144), The Dam Wood (K.145), Shipbuilder's Yard (K.146) and The Little Forge (K.147).
4. Mr Andrews
Possibly William Loring Andrews (1837-1920), collector [more], who was in contact with Avery over many years, and later bought some watercolours by JW (r.: Gold and Brown: Dordrecht; v.: Dordrecht (M.968), Note in Rose and Silver - Dordrecht (M.970), Sun and silver - La Petite Crémerie, Paris (M.1015)).