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System Number: 07172
Date: 18 March 1889
Author: David A. Kennedy[1]
Place: New York
Recipient: JW
Place: London
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler W1160
Document Type: ALI

[logo with scroll:] H. WUNDERLICH & CO.
H W & CO.
868 B'WAY N- Y-

March 18 / 89

J. McNeil [sic] Whistler Esq:
London, England.

Dear Sir;

Since our last writing[2] our Mr Wunderlich[3] has gone to Europe. He will be in London early in April & expects to see you then. We have explained to you the reasons for opening the exhibition[4] without the eighteen pictures[5] yet to come, and now wish to add, that the room was arranged like one we saw at Dowdeswells[6] two years or so ago. We had suggestions from Mr Pennington[7] in it's preparation, & we are glad to say that its's a great success and much admired. The catalogue is copied from Dowdeswells also. In this; as in the decoration of the rooms we desired to carry out your ideas as nearly as possible, & trust that the general commendation [p. 2][8] of the public as well as the members of your family[9] here, will be as gratifying to you as it is to us. Applications for the pictures remaining unsold come to us from different places (to be exhibited of course) but we have declined to let them out of our possession. We trust that the pictures to come will soon be here, as ten of those here are now sold and we can possibly dispose of many more by the addition of fresh material.

Trusting that we shall have good news from you soon, we are dear Sir

Yours faithfully

H. Wunderlich & Co.

D A K.

We have sent you press notices from time to time.

'Wunderlich / New York'

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1.  David A. Kennedy
David A. Kennedy, New York dealer, brother of E. G. Kennedy [more].

2.  last writing
8 March 1889 (#07171).

3.  Mr Wunderlich
Hermann Wunderlich (ca 1839 - d.1892), print dealer [more].

4.  exhibition
'Notes' - 'Harmonies' - 'Nocturnes', H. Wunderlich and Co., New York, 1889.

5.  eighteen pictures
JW does not seem to have sent as many pictures to the show as expected.

6.  Dowdeswells
'Notes' - 'Harmonies' - 'Nocturnes', Second Series, Messrs Dowdeswell, London, 1886.

7.  Mr Pennington
Robert Goodloe Harper Pennington (1854-1920), artist [more].

8.  [p. 2]
The same letterhead appears on p. 1 and p. 2.

9.  family
It is not clear what McNeill, Whistler, Winans or other family members are referred to here.

10.  Wunderlich
Written on reverse of p. 2, in another hand, in pencil.