System Number: 02835
Date: 1 May 1879
Recipient: Charles Augustus Howell
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler LB 12/5
Document Type: MsLS
The White House, Chalsea [sic] Embankment -
1st May - 1879.
In consideration of your undertaking all risk and expense in the matter of the two engravings now in progress by Mr Richard Josey, one being the portrait of my mother, and the other the portrait of Miss Rosa Corder, and freeing me from all liability thereunder, and of your handing to me as soon as completed Twenty Five Artists proofs of each picture, I assign and make over to you all my copyright and interest in both the above mentioned pictures -
J A McN. Whistler
C. A. Howell Esq.
3. portrait of my mother
A mezzotint engraving after Arrangement in Grey and Black: Portrait of the Painter's Mother (YMSM 101). As well as purchasing the copyright, Howell organised the subscriptions (see subscription form, #11902).