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The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler
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System Number: 01270
Date: 8 June 1894
Author: Marcus Bourne Huish[1]
Place: London
Recipient: JW
Place: [Paris]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler F202
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.

June 8th 1894

My dear Whistler

I have been hoping to get over to Paris & to call upon you, but I have been detained here so long that I have now practically put it off for good.

So I am bothering [p. 2] you to know whether you could be so good as to print us just two copies of the Doorways & the Beggars[2], if you cannot manage any more - We have made two sales of these to customers who worry our lives out for them - & it would be a real kindness if you could do this.

I have been enjoying the correspondence in the Pall Mall[3] -

Believe me to be
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.  Doorway & the Beggars
The Doorway (K.188) and The Beggars (K.194), etchings from Mr Whistler's Etchings of Venice, 1880 (the first 'Venice Set') (K. 183-189, 191-195). (excat 5).

3.  correspondence in the Pall Mall
Correspondence between JW and George Louis Palmella Busson Du Maurier (1834-1896), author and caricaturist [more] which appeared in the Pall Mall Gazette in May 1894. See Whistler, James McNeill, 'Mr. Du Maurier and Mr. Whistler,' The Pall Mall Gazette, no. 9101, vol. 58, 25 May 1894, p. 3.The novel Trilby (Du Maurier, George, Trilby: A Novel, New York, 1894), first appeared in serial parts in Harper's Magazine January 1894. JW objected to the portrayal of himself in the character of Joe Sibley who appeared in the March issue.