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System Number: 01098
Date: 14 March 1879
Author: Marcus Bourne Huish[1]
Place: London
Recipient: JW
Place: [London]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler F29
Document Type: ALS


THE FINE ART SOCIETY,
(LIM.D)
148, NEW BOND ST. W.

14th Mar 1879

My dear Sir,

When I wrote to you this morning I had not heard from Mr Dowdeswell[2] that you had been here.

Many thanks to you for sending for my inspection the Putney Bridge[3] - Its very good but would only go down with the educated in etchings of [p. 2] whom we dont encounter many whereas [the] Hogarth plate[4] will appeal to many who like a clump of old houses & dont care for a tumble down bridge -

So I am afraid that I must deny myself - & say no -

If you publish it I should like to have a copy at 6 guineas less the usual percentage

Fai[thfu]lly yours

Marcus B Huish


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Notes:

1.  Marcus Bourne Huish
Marcus Bourne Huish (1843 - d.1921), barrister, writer and art dealer, Director of the Fine Art Society [more].

2.  Mr Dowdeswell
C. W. or one of his sons, Charles and Walter Dowdeswell, of Dowdeswell and Dowdeswell, art dealers, a few doors from the Fine Art Society.

3.  Putney Bridge
Old Putney Bridge (K.178) and Old Battersea Bridge (K.177) were published by the Fine Art Society in 1879.

4.  Hogarth plate
The 'Adam and Eve', Old Chelsea (K.175), newly published by Hogarth, print dealers.