UNIVERSITY of GLASGOW

The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler
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System Number: 01213
Date: 4 April 1889
Author: Ernest G. Brown[1]
Place: London
Recipient: JW
Place: [London]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler F145
Document Type: ALS


BY SPECIAL APPOINTMENT / TO H.R.H. THE PRINCE OF WALES.
[royal coat of arms]
FIRST SPECIAL AWARD / SYDNEY INTERNATIONAL / EXHIBITION. 1879.
MELBOURNE. 1880.
DIPLOMA OF HONOUR / VIENNA. 1883.
TELEGRAPHIC ADDRESS: / "FINART, LONDON." [...]

THE FINE ART SOCIETY. / LIMD.
148, NEW BOND ST. / W.

Apl 4th 1889

Dear Mr. Whistler,

I enclose a cheque for £45. 11. 0 for the etchings I bought and the printing less £13. 10. 0 for the incense burner. Please send us a receipt.

We are in great trouble at not being able to make up a set of Venice etchings[2]. Could you let us have a few proofs of the Nocturne[3] at once, and also a few of Battersea[4] and Putney Bridges[5][.] We are losing the half sale of these etchings through not having any stock. You promised about [p. 2] Christmas time that you would let us have a good supply. We should really be much obliged if you would let us have a few more.

Yours faithfully

Ernest G. Brown.

Per Fine Art Society

'Fine Art Society[6] -'

'Fine Art Society'


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Notes:

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

2.  Venice etchings
Mr Whistler's Etchings of Venice, 1880 (the first 'Venice Set') (K. 183-189, 191-195). (excat 5). The sale of these etchings was recorded on 2 April 1889 (#01212).

3.  Nocturne
Nocturne (K.184).

4.  Battersea
Old Battersea Bridge (K.177).

5.  Putney Bridges
Old Putney Bridge (K.178).

6.  Fine Art Society
This line was written in the right margin by Beatrix Whistler (1857-1896), née Beatrice Philip, artist [more], and the following line, in another hand, upside down at the foot of the page.