System Number: 01322
Date: 28 November 1895
Author: Marcus Bourne Huish
Place: [Lyme Regis]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler F254
Document Type: ALS
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.
DIPLOMA OF HONOUR VIENNA, 1883.
TELEGRAPHIC ADDRESS: "FINART, LONDON."
THE FINE ART SOCIETY, LIMD.
148, NEW BOND ST
My dear Whistler
I am hoping to receive these.
I am unable to tell you at the moment whether these two
drawings lithographs of the Forgerons 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 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".
Marcus B Huish
[p. 3] Way Junior 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
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.
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