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System Number: 01271
Date: 15 June 1894
Author: Marcus Bourne Huish[1]
Place: London
Recipient: JW
Place: [Paris]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler F203
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 15th 1894

Dear Mr Whistler

Many thanks for your promise to try & print the etchings[2]. It was a couple of each I asked for, & I may now add as many more as you are in the mood to strike off

We have had so much [p. 2] to do in London, that really I have had no time to get over to Paris. I waited for Mr Brown to go the other day but he could not get away at the last moment.

We have not found business so bad: but for some kinds of Art its really as you say desperate & of course all American business is at a standstill -

Things must [get] better soon but they wont be for a large class of artists, of whom there are far too many, [p. 3] & I think that the days of big prices for potboilers is gone for ever.

When can we see your lithographs[3]? I have no doubt we could sell some - As I said good things still go readily enough. We are getting just now in to the slack time, but we could make a [further?] fuss of them.

Believe me to be
Truly

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.  etchings
Etchings from the Venice set (Mr Whistler's Etchings of Venice, 1880 (the first 'Venice Set') (K. 183-189, 191-195). (excat 5)). Huish had ordered impressions of The Doorway (K.188) and The Beggars (K.194) on 15 June 1894 #01270.

3.  lithographs
JW had offered Huish lithographs for 2 to 3 gns, #02963.