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The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler
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System Number: 01251
Date: 4 July 1892
Author: Marcus Bourne Huish[1]
Place: London
Recipient: JW
Place: [Paris]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler F183
Document Type: ALS


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

PLEASE ADDRESS ALL LETTERS TO THE SOCIETY.

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

July 4th 1892.

Dear Mr Whistler

I was afraid that you wd be upset by the news[2] - & I am also on re examination afraid that your are in the right as to the locality whereat the damage was done - My first reason for [p. 2] putting it on French soil was that the seals was a used were most artistic ones, but these I am inclined on further examination to put down as yours

I think that we can get them mended so that they will never be noticed - ie. if we put them in Grisbrooks[3] hands - who can do anything.

I did not in my last express to you my thanks for all the trouble you have expended upon the plates, as a rule the ordinary [p. 3] Artist tires at the end of a tirage but you seem to gird up your loins for fresh triumphs. Long may this be instinct [sic] in you for so long as it is it will show that vitality flows in every fibre of your most virile body

I am Sincy ys.

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]. This is a reply to JW's letter of 3 July, #02694.

2.  news
A package containing proofs of Venice etchings had been damaged in the post: see correspondence between JW, Brown and Huish: #01249, #01252, #01254 and #01255.

3.  Grisbrooks
William Grisbrook (b. ca 1831), drawing mounter, print and painting restorer [more].