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System Number: 07266
Date: 25 February 1896
Author: Edward Guthrie Kennedy[1]
Place: New York
Recipient: JW
Place: [London]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler W1254
Document Type: ALS


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

Feb. 25th 1896

Dear Mr. Whistler,

I have just received some more of the "managers window[3]" and the "Duet[4]" (one) which you would never, never publish, as you hated it. Lo, it is in the catalogue!

You need not send the "Manager's Window", as we have enough, & the others, you can do as your judgment dictates. I think they will sell, as they are very attractive. The "Girl and bowl[5]" - 4 /4 /- Why should it be so high?

When I say "as your judgment dictates", I mean if David[6] has not ordered a half-dozen. If not, please send them. You say you [p. 2] want money. How much for the full length figure of either the Girl in pink[7] or the one in black or grey[8]? How much cash - c-a-s-h. I don't want anything else. To be shipped at once. Miss Phillips[9] [sic] that was, posed for both.

I hope madame[10] Continues to improve & am,

Yours Sincerely,

E. G. Kennedy.

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1.  Edward Guthrie Kennedy
Edward Guthrie Kennedy (1849-1932), dealer with H. Wunderlich and Co., New York [more].

G. Dieterlen, employee at H. Wunderlich and Co., New York.

3.  managers window
The Manager's Window, Gaiety Theatre (C.150).

4.  Duet
The Duet (C.104).

5.  Girl and bowl
Girl with Bowl (C.118).

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

7.  Girl in pink
Rose et or: La Tulipe (YMSM 418).

8.  black or grey
Mother of Pearl and Silver: The Andalusian (YMSM 378), eventually sold to Kennedy; he received it in 1900.

9.  Miss Phillips
Ethel Whibley (1861-1920), née Philip, JW's sister-in-law [more].

10.  madame
Beatrix Whistler (1857-1896), née Beatrice Philip, artist [more]; she had terminal cancer.