UNIVERSITY of GLASGOW

The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler
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System Number: 01311
Date: 18 November 1895
Author: Marcus Bourne Huish[1]
Place: London
Recipient: JW
Place: [Lyme Regis]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler F243
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.

18. Novr 1895

Dear Mr Whistler

Agreement.[2]

This is not yet to hand but they propose to let me have it to day -

Preface.

Pennell[3] has been here & wants to start on this. I have told him that he must submit to you what he writes -

Notice to papers

This appears in Times, [p. 2] & Morning Post[4] (emasculated) & D. News - Here is the circular which accompanies the Invitation Card to the other lithographs - Trust Goulding[5] for blowing his own trumpet. But we shall go one better -

Sign[6].

You did not quite understand this. It is a flag to hang from our battlements.

I am afraid in this weather that white would look dingy in a day - So will you look think of something else.

Failly 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.  Agreement
The legal agreement between JW and the Fine Art Society over his forthcoming exhibition Mr Whistler's Lithographs, The Fine Art Society, London, 1895 finalised by 22 November 1895. See G. & W. Webb to JW, #06225.

3.  Pennell
Joseph Pennell (1860-1926), printer and illustrator, JW's biographer [more]. Pennell wrote the preface to the catalogue of JW's exhibition.

4.  Morning Post
See 'Mr Whistler's Lithographs,' in 'Court Circular', Morning Post, 18 November 1895, p. 5.

5.  Goulding
Frederick Goulding (1842-1909), printer and print-maker [more]. Goulding and Robert Dunthorne (b. ca 1851), of the Rembrandt Gallery, print dealer and publisher [more] were organising a print show at Dunthorne's gallery (see M. B. Huish to JW, #01321). The gallery was at 5 Vigo Street.

6.  Sign
The flag is further discussed in M. B. Huish to JW, #01319 and JW's reply, #02976.