System Number: 01300
Date: 18 October 1895
Author: Marcus Bourne Huish
Place: [Lyme Regis]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler F232
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.
18th Octr 1895.
Dear Mr Whistler
I have lost no time in seeing Way & the following is what I would propose.
That we should hold the Exhibition in December - That if possible I should obtain the postponement of the Exhibition which [p. 2] would otherwise take place in the room you had before.
That we should show there from 100 to 150 of your lithographs to be selected by you - Mr Brown if necessary running down to go through them with you -
We need then trouble you for nothing more save to receive a check at the close of yr show.
With regards to terms we must charge you 25%, which everybody pays & which even if we realize a handsome total does not do much [p. 3] more than meet our current expenses.
As to sales to the trade if you allow us to make them we would charge you 10% on the nett amount.
The framing which need not be a costly item would be in a large measure met by adding the cost to the lithograph - Any small balance would be deducted from the first proceeds before commission was charged.
[p. 4] I think therefore that there need not be any great trouble for you which I certainly do not wish to give you -
If the terms are agreeable I should know shortly for it will need some persuasiveness to get the Exhibitor who holds the field to postpone his show.
Believe me to be
Marcus B Huish
1. Marcus Bourne Huish
Marcus Bourne Huish (1843 - d.1921), barrister, writer and art dealer, Director of the Fine Art Society [more]. He was planning Mr Whistler's Lithographs, The Fine Art Society, London, 1895, which opened on 7 December 1895.
For Mr Whistler's Etchings, The Fine Art Society, London, 1883.