System Number: 00867
Date: [July 1885/1886]
Author: Dowdeswell and Dowdeswell
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler D73
Document Type: AD
1) 13 Le Petit Dej[e]uner bought by Dr Lennox Browne Oct 25. 1884 36 Weymouth Street W. 1) 27? Note in Pink & Purple bt by Mrs C. Sartoris Decr 2. 1884 12 Chesham Place S. W. 29 Drawings H. S. Theobald Esq July 1. 1885
10 Old Square, Lincoln's InnW. C. 3 Westbourne Square. W 1) 8 Little Grocery. Chelsea } 1) 15 Black & Red } E. J. Poole Esq 1) 19 Harmony - Violet & Amber } 2 Sussex Gardens W. 1) 21 Harmony Violet & Yellow } 1) 22 Grey Mist at Sea Wilson King Esq July 1884 123 Hayley Road, Birmingham 1) 24 Note in red & violet Cyril Flower Esq M. P 7. Hyde Park Place - W. 1) ?27 Note in Pink & Purple } 1) 28 Moreby Hall } E. J. Poole Esq 1) 35 Violet & Amber } 1) 49 or 58 Nocturne - black & gold } 1) 48 Blue & opal - Herring Fleet Miss Van de Weyer 10 De Vere Gardens. W. 1) 39 or 50 Blue & Silver W Baptiste Scoones Esq 14 Chelsea Embankment S. W. 1) 61 Red & Black Earl of Dunraven Kerry House, Putney Vale Kingston on Thames 2) 1 ?1 or 54The Sands, Dieppe } Henry Irving Esq 2) 23 Moored } Grafton Street W. 2) 68 Parc Monceau } [p. 2] 2) 35 Early Dawn F. W. Girdlestone Esq Sunningdale, Berks 2) 40 Note in black & grey } Mrs Blomfield More 2) 62 The bright Sea, Dieppe } 12 Great Stanhope St. W. 2) 54 The Sands, Dieppe } E. W. Hooper Esq 2) 58 The Great Sea } c/o Messrs. H. L. Sherlock & Sons 2) 63 Caprice in blue & silver } 9 Canning Place. Liverpool 2) 38 Note in Flesh Color & orange Mrs Skipp Lloyd Regency Square Brighton 'Chs B. McLaren - 3 New Square M P - Lincolns Inn - 1) 38 Sweet Shop - Note in Orange } Mr Wickham Flower - Old Swan House 1) 52 Sun Cloud - } Catalogue'
1. [July 1885/1886]
Dated from final date on list.
2. Dowdeswell & Dowdeswell
Firm of art dealers and printsellers. The pictures on this list were: Convalescent or Petit Déjeuner; note in opal (M.903); Note in pink and purple (M.935); The Little Grocery, Chelsea; grey and red (M.952); Black and red (M.936); Harmony in violet and amber (M.906); Harmony in violet and yellow (M.880); Grey Mist at Sea (M.938); Note in Red and Violet: Nets (YMSM 269); Moreby Hall (M.908); perhaps Violet and amber - Tea (M.897); Nocturne: Black and Gold - Rag Shop, Chelsea (YMSM 204); Blue and Opal: Herring Fleet (YMSM 273); Blue and Silver (M.1044); Red and black (M.934); probably Note in opal - The Sands, Dieppe (M.1033); 'Moored' is possibly Sea (M.885); Green and silver - Parc Monceau, Paris (M.1013). A number of them, including M.903, were displayed at JW's exhibition 'Notes' - 'Harmonies' - 'Nocturnes', Messrs Dowdeswell, London, 1884. It opened in May 1884. According to MacDonald, M.935 does not appear to have been sold to either Mrs Sartoris or to Poole. See entry in MacDonald, Margaret F., James McNeill Whistler. Drawings, Pastels and Watercolours. A Catalogue Raisonné, New Haven and London, 1995. In addition, the oil YMSM 204 was still in JW's studio in January 1899 and may not therefore have been sold either (see entry in Young, Andrew McLaren, Margaret F. MacDonald, Robin Spencer and Hamish Miles, The Paintings of James McNeill Whistler, New Haven and London, 1980).
3. 1) 13
The numbers on the left side of the page (next to each work of art) are in pencil in another hand.
6. H. S. Theobald Esq
Henry Studdy Theobald (1847-1934), barrister and collector [more]. The identity of each of the 'drawings' is not entirely clear. However, Theobald told Pennell that he purchased 'some thirty or forty drawings or pastels through the Dowdeswells' (see Studies for the Mummy Cloth & Notes for Dress (M.568)). See also receipt, #00858.
10. Miss Van de Weyer
Evelyn Elizabeth Sturgis (b. 1848), daughter of Sylvian Van de Weyer (1802-1874), Belgian ambassador in London, or her sister Louise Marie Augusta (b. 1851).
17. H. L. Sherlock & Sons
Henry L. Sherlock, Customs baggage and forwarding agents for the Westminster Fire and Standard Life Offices, Liverpool, solicitors.
Written by JW, in pink ink. When this page was folded up this word would have appeared on top as a title.