System Number: 00883
Date: 29 October 1886
Author: Walter Dowdeswell
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler D89
Document Type: ALS
DOWDESWELL & DOWDESWELLS,
FINE ART PUBLISHERS,
TWO DOORS FROM THE GROSVENOR GALLERY.
133, NEW BOND STREET,
TELEPHONE NO. 3779.
October 29th, 1886
My dear Whistler -
I have delivered 6 sets of the Etchings - (been obliged to) and including these 6 sets find you have only sent me:-
leaving only 1 7 Wheelwright. 0 6 San Biagio -1 5 Bead Stringers (one of the 6 sets minus this) 2 8 Turkeys 4 10 Fruit Stall 8 14 San Giorgio 2 8 Bridge 4 10 Riva
Will you put these plates in hand next?
I see Miss Lenoir to-night at 10
2. sets of the Etchings
A Set of twenty-six etchings of Venice, 1886 (the second 'Venice set') (K.196-216, 233-237). (excat 6), published by Messrs Dowdeswell and Dowdeswell, and Alphonse Wyatt Thibeaudau (ca 1840 - d.1892), print dealer [more].
The etchings listed are Wheelwright (K.233), San Biagio (K.197), Bead-Stringers (K.198), Turkeys (K.199), Fruit-Stall (K.200), San Giorgio (K.201), The Bridge (K.204) and The Riva, No.2 (K.206).
4. Miss Lenoir
Helen Lenoir (1852-1913), née Coupar Black, actress and stage manager [more]. She was involved in a proposal to promote an album of JW's paintings, and a lecture tour of the United States. Neither plan materialised at this time, and it was not until 1892 that an album of photographs appeared (see her letter to JW, 21 October 1886, #00930).