System Number: 01325
Date: 30 November 1895
Author: Marcus Bourne Huish
Place: [Lyme Regis]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler F257
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
Nov 30th. 1895
Dear Mr Whistler
The lithographs (35 in number) have arrived & very beautiful they look - They shall be pressed -
Will you let me know on Monday morning whether we may expect you Tuesday or Wednesday [p. 2] for the hanging because we do not want to disarrange Marshall until the last moment especially as we have such a crowd coming & going.
I hope too that you will be able to be up for the Private View on Saturday - It would be a real compliment & would add greatly to the success of the show[.] In fact unless you are there it will not be a success, but of course [p. 3] as regards this it is entirely as you wish -
On Friday evening the "Sette of odd volumes" meet & we usually have an interesting evening & a fairly good dinner & good wine - I have two guests of differing fame - John Murray, head of the Publishing House, & Horace Hutchinson who won the Championship at Golf & is a very [p. 4] good fellow, as in fact both are - It would be a great pleasure if you would also honour me with your company - After dinner we have a paper read by one Alfred East on "Romanticism in Art", I think it is, & you might enjoy sitting on this.
Marcus B Huish
Lithographs for JW's forthcoming exhibition Mr Whistler's Lithographs, The Fine Art Society, London, 1895. They included The Dancing Girl (C.29), Gants de suède (C.35) and Sunday, Lyme Regis (C.134). The Private View took place on Saturday, 7 December 1895.