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The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler
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System Number: 01322
Date: 28 November 1895
Author: Marcus Bourne Huish[1]
Place: London
Recipient: JW
Place: [Lyme Regis]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler F254
Document Type: ALS


See within[2]

Nov 28th 1895.

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.

My dear Whistler

Proofs
I am hoping to receive these.

Paris Proofs.
I am unable to tell you at the moment whether these two drawings lithographs of the Forgerons[3] are similar or dissimilar as one only is with me & the other is at the framers but my strong impression [p. 2] is that they are similar namely with three figures seen only down to the waist

I return your letter[4] which however I am loth to part with - Perhaps you may let me have it again -

I have a work at home which I often look into for the admirable expositions it gives on character - a sort of "Titbits of Buddha" - Your letter reminds me of them -

Some day you will have to preach to the world & give them "The Wisdom of Whistler".

Sincerely yrs

Marcus B Huish

[p. 3] Way Junior[5] has just brought up the poster & we are sending a copy to you - Please make any alterations in spacing that you may suggest. The butterfly is an exact photographic enlargement of yours.

Please also understand that the [p. 4] boards outside will not have the Fine Art Societys name & address on but only those on boardmen at a distance otherwise people would be going to Goupils Dunthornes &c in search of you -

Way says that the packet here of the Forgerons did not contain those with the one figure

I think the bill looks very aristocratic & gentlemanly


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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]. This letter relates to preparations for Mr Whistler's Lithographs, The Fine Art Society, London, 1895, which opened on 7 December.

2.  See within
Double underlined.

3.  Way Junior
Thomas Robert Way (1861-1913), printer, lithographer and painter [more].

4.  Forgerons
Possibly The Whitesmiths, Impasse des Carmélites (C.92).

5.  letter
[27 November 1895], #02976.