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System Number: 00863
Date: 2 April 1886
Author: Walter Dowdeswell[1]
Place: [London]
Recipient: JW
Place: [London]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler D69
Document Type: MsDS[2]


'April 2. 1886.

Received from J McN. Whistler :

Long Venice[3] ... [tick] 3. proofs.
Drury Lane - [tick] 2.   "   "
Temple - [tick] 2.   "   "
Nocturne Furnace. [tick] 1.   "   "
Upright Venice - [tick] 2.   "   "
Nocturne Palaces. [tick] 1.   "   "
Fishing boat - [tick] 1.    "   "
Fruit Stall - [tick] 2.   "   "
Bead Stringers [tick] 3.   "    "
Riva No. 2 - [tick] 1.   "    "
San Giorgio - [tick] 2.   "   "
San Biagio - [tick] 1.   "   "
The Balcony - [tick] 1.   "   "
The Rialto - [tick] 2   "   " '

 

Walter Dowdeswell,

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Notes:

1.  Walter Dowdeswell
Walter Dowdeswell (1858-1929), art dealer [more].

2.  MsDS
The list is in ink in JW's hand, and signed/dated at the bottom in pencil by Dowdeswell. The ticks have been added in pencil.

3.  Long Venice ... The Rialto
This relates to the printing of etchings from A Set of twenty-six etchings of Venice, 1886 (the second 'Venice set') (K.196-216, 233-237). (excat 6). The set was issued as a speculative venture by Dowdeswell and Dowdeswell, together with Alphonse Wyatt Thibeaudau (ca 1840 - d.1892), print dealer [more]. These were the first proofs to be delivered on 2 April 1886. Lists, receipts and accounts documenting the printing process include: #00859; #08680; #08681; #08684; #08721; #08706; #08701; #08718. The etchings were: Long Venice (K.212); Drury Lane (K.237); Temple (K.234); Nocturne: Furnace (K.213); Upright Venice (K.205); Nocturne: Palaces (K.202); Fishing-Boat (K.208); Fruit-Stall (K.200); Bead-Stringers (K.198); The Riva, No.2 (K.206); San Giorgio (K.201); San Biagio (K.197); The Balcony (K.207); The Rialto (K.211).