System Number: 03608
Date: [January/February 1884]
Place: St Ives
Recipient: Ernest George Brown
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler LB 9/17
Document Type: ALS
14. Barnoon Terrace -
St Ives Cornwall -
Dear Mr Brown -
It is all right about the Wünderlichs - make yourself quite easy about them -
I had a long letter from the firm direct some time ago - and cabled accross [sic] my reply - settling up them entirely -
By this I ought to have a small sum in return as arranged in their letter - and may find it on my return -
[p. 2] They want me very much to go to America. -
The Mansfield etchings you shall have when I get back -
Also you should look back at the World of December the 26th - and Jan. the 2nd.
I am doing things quite new down here of course -
New eggs am I laying - and you shall see them if you care when I come back before they go into the Market -
What interesting shows the Society do get up to be sure! -
J McNeill Whistler
I forget your own private address - send it to me -
1. [January/February 1884]
JW spent from January to early February 1884 at St Ives in Cornwall working with Mortimer Luddington Menpes (1860-1938), artist [more], and Walter Richard Sickert (1860-1942), artist and writer on art [more].
3. the Wünderlichs
H. Wunderlich & Co., New York print dealer.
4. long letter
A letter from Edward Guthrie Kennedy (1849-1932), dealer with H. Wunderlich and Co., New York [more], written earlier in January, in which apart from sales of etchings, he urged JW to come to the States (#07152). A lecture tour was planned but never came to pass.
The review in the Spectator (15 December 1883) was of a series of illustrations for Virgil's Eclogues by Samuel Palmer (1805-1881), painter, draughtsman and etcher [more]. See also World, 26 December 1883.
8. World of December the 26th - and Jan. the 2nd
The World, 26 December 1883 (see #11398) and Whistler, James McNeill, [Letter to Atlas], The World: A Journal For Men and Women, no. 496, vol. 20, 2 January 1884, p. 17.
9. new eggs
JW exhibited paintings of St Ives in 'Notes' - 'Harmonies' - 'Nocturnes', Messrs Dowdeswell, London, 1884.
10. the Society
The Fine Art Society, art dealers in New Bond Street.