The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler
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System Number: 01101
Date: 9 July 1879
Author: JW
Place: London
Recipient: Marcus Bourne Huish[1]
Place: [London]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler F32
Document Type: ALS


Dear Sir -

The price of the new etchings[3] is 6 guineas - To the trade I have said 4. gs. therefore having already sold some on these conditions I offer the same to you - The three proofs then if you care to keep them would come to 12. gs.

The Amsterdam[4] was a commission - from you - two proofs - I printed them specially [p. 2] and understood from Mr Brown[5] that I was to have the cheque the next day -

Very truly Yours

J A McN. Whistler

July 9th 1879.

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1.  Marcus Bourne Huish
Marcus Bourne Huish (1843 - d.1921), barrister, writer and art dealer, Director of the Fine Art Society [more]. Recipient identified from references to etchings and correspondence referred to in note below.

Address header is embossed.

3.  new etchings
Old Battersea Bridge (K.177) and Old Putney Bridge (K.178) published by the Fine Art Society in 1879. JW subsequently offered Ernest Brown the etched plate for K.177 (JW to E. G. Brown, #01102). See also M. B. Huish to JW, #01098, #01099, #01100, #01103.

4.  Amsterdam
A reference to the fourth state of an earlier etching, dating from August 1863, Amsterdam from the Tolhuis (K.91), reworked by JW for the Fine Art Society.

5.  Mr Brown
Ernest George Brown (1853 or 1854-1915), assistant manager at the Fine Art Society [more].