The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler
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System Number: 01274
Date: 10 August 1894
Author: JW
Place: Paris
Recipient: Marcus Bourne Huish[1]
Place: [London]
Repository: Private collection
Document Type: ALS

110. Rue du Bac. Paris -

Aug 10. 1894

Dear Mr Huish -

I have done the impossible and send you by todays post four superb proofs - Two of the "Doorway" - & two of the Beggars[2] -

You would be most unwise to ask less than 15 - gs - apiece - and ought to have 20 -

Kindly let me know of their safe arrival at once -

[p. 2] The parcel must be undone with the greatest possible[3] care as these proofs are on Japanese and most "fragile"

I will write more about them -

Very faithfully

J McN Whistler -

The proofs must of course be pressed again at once - but with such care! -

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1.  Marcus Bourne Huish
Marcus Bourne Huish (1843 - d.1921), barrister, writer and art dealer, Director of the Fine Art Society [more].

2.  'Doorway' & two of 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). On 8 June, M. B. Huish had asked JW to print two proofs each of K.188 and K.194 (see M. B. Huish to JW, #01270, #01271).

3.  possible
This word is double underlined, as is the word 'fragile' below.