System Number: 01271
Date: 15 June 1894
Author: Marcus Bourne Huish
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
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. 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? 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
Marcus B Huish
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.