The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler

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Document associated with: [Exhibition of Thomas Hearne's Venice Drawings], The Fine Art Society, London, 1894
Record 1 of 1

System Number: 13311
Date: [5 April 1894[1]]
Author: JW
Place: Paris
Recipient: Ernest George Brown[2]
Place: London
Repository: Private Collection
Document Type: ALS

110. Rue du Bac, Paris -


Dear Mr Brown -

Please write & say if the etchings I sent you (for the Hearns exhibition[3]) have been recieved [sic]. You should have had them on this last Tuesday morning - before the arrival even of my letter -

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Monsieur Ernest Brown
The Fine Art Society
148. New Bond Street
Angleterre /
[printed stamp:] POSTE / REPUBLIQUE FRANCAISE / 10
[postmark:] PARIS - 80 / R[UE] DU BAC / 4E 5 / AVRIL / 94


1.  5 April 1894
Dated by postmark.

2.  Ernest George Brown
Ernest George Brown (1853 or 1854-1915), assistant manager at the Fine Art Society [more].

3.  Hearns exhibition
Little is known about this exhibition other than that an exhibition of Venice drawings by Thomas Hearne took place at the Fine Art Society in May 1894. The etchings that JW sent are thus likely to be from Mr Whistler's Etchings of Venice, 1880 (the first 'Venice Set') (K. 183-189, 191-195). (excat 5).