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The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler
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System Number: 01140
Date: 7 February 1882
Author: Ernest George Brown[1]
Place: London
Recipient: JW
Place: [London]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler F72
Document Type: ADS


[Black and white letterhead design of female figure with mirror]

THE FINE ART SOCIETY LIMITED
148 NEW BOND STREET. W.

PUBLISHERS & DEALERS IN ENGRAVINGS, ETCHINGS, PAINTINGS AND DRAWINGS. - FRAME MAKERS.
[etc.]

Etchings printed for the Fine Art Society
Proofs delivered

  (1881.) Feb 16 Apr. 6 Aug 25 Dec 31 (1882) Jan 24 Feb 7 Total
The two Doorways[2] 9 12 4 " 5 1 31
"  Little Mast 10 12 7 " " " 29
"  Piazetta 9 16 7   " " 32
"  Little Lagoon 13 7 8 6 " " 34
"  Nocturne 14 6 4 " 1 " 25
"  Riva 6 15 7 " " " 28
"  Doorway 10 8 3 5 " " 26
"  Little Venice 20 0 3 " 1 3 27
"  Palaces 6 14 3 " 3 " 26
"  Mast 5 15 4 " " " 24
"  Traghetto 8 12 2 7 " " 29
"  Beggars 5 13 4 6 " " 28
'Ernest G. Brown[3]'             339
J. McNeill Whistler Feb. 7. 1882[4]              

 


       sets proofs[5]
12) 339 (28 " 3 "
     24
     99
     96
      3	


[p. 2]

     F. A. S[6]  -

                                            100s = 5£
                 28.           3. proofs     40  = 2"
                  5                         140s = 7.
                140 gs
                147. £
                  1.  3- 9 
                148 - 3. 9
                                           4)  5.5 (1.3. 9
                                               4
                                              15
                                              12  
                                                ¾


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Notes:

1.  Ernest G. Brown
Ernest George Brown (1853 or 1854-1915), assistant manager at the Fine Art Society [more]. See also M. B. Huish to JW, #01139.

2.  The two Doorways ... Beggars
Etchings from first Venice Set, Mr Whistler's Etchings of Venice, 1880 (the first 'Venice Set') (K. 183-189, 191-195). (excat 5). The year dates '1881' and '1882' in the row above are double underlined.

3.  'Ernest G. Brown'
Signature in Brown's hand.

4.  J. McNeill Whistler Feb. 7. 1882
Double underlined.

5.  sets proofs
This calculation is jotted at the foot of the table across from Brown's signature.

6.  F. A. S ... 12 ¾
Notes and jottings on p. 2 all in JW's hand, in pencil.