The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler
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System Number: 07152
Date: [January 1884][1]
Author: Edward Guthrie Kennedy[2]
Place: New York
Recipient: JW
Place: London
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler W1140
Document Type: ALfS[3]

[scroll:] H. WUNDERLICH & CO.
H W & CO.
868 B'WAY N - Y-

[...] to come to America this Spring or the Coming Autumn, no doubt much more success awaits you than has attended the visits of Haden and Hirkomer[4] [sic] combined. Hoping to see you in this Country soon, and awaiting your reply, we remain,

Yours faithfully,
H. Wunderlich & Co,


J. McN. Whistler Esq.
London, England.


[p. 2] 

June 16th   payment                        £250.-
Aug. 1st     2 Water Colors[5]                £ 50.-
           248 Catalogues                    12. 8/-
            52 given away to press etc

Sept. 21st   etchings             56. 14/- "119. 2/-
     Balance in our favor                  £130.18/-

         The set of 51 etchings[6] amounts to £286.13
                 less 50%                   143. 6.6
                                           £143. 6/6

We shall remit the difference in case you accept our offer, at the same time remitting for Mr Mansfield's[7] etchings, which, we hope, will soon be here.

H. W. & Co.


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1.  [January 1884]
Dated by reference to sales at 50 Etchings and Drypoints (Venice Second Series), H. Wunderlich and Co., New York, 1883 and 'this Spring'.

2.  Edward Guthrie Kennedy
Edward Guthrie Kennedy (1849-1932), dealer with H. Wunderlich and Co., New York [more].

3.  ALfS
The first page(s) of this letter is missing.

4.  Haden and Hirkomer
JW planned a lecture tour of the States, which in fact never took place. He did not like following in the footsteps of Francis Seymour Haden (1818-1910), surgeon and etcher, JW's brother-in-law [more], and Hubert von Herkomer (1849-1914), painter [more].

5.  Water Colors
Snow (excat 14) was exhibited at Pedestal Fund Art Loan Exhibition, New York, 1883. See Heijbroek, J. F. and Margaret F. MacDonald, Whistler and Holland, Zwolle and Amsterdam, 1997, pp. 53-54, and Amsterdam in Winter (M.877).

6.  51 etchings
50 Etchings and Drypoints (Venice Second Series), H. Wunderlich and Co., New York, 1883.

7.  Mr Mansfield's
Howard Mansfield (1849-1938), New York lawyer, print collector [more].