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System Number: 07224
Date: 20 November 1893
Author: Edward Guthrie Kennedy[1]
Place: New York
Recipient: JW
Place: [Paris]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler W1212
Document Type: ALS


E. G. KENNEDY
G. DIETERLEN[2]

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

Nov. 20th 1893.

Dear Mr. Whistler,

I have received the lithographs, they are charming.

I send a paper with a comment by Cortissoz[3], a very intelligent young chap, who may call upon you some day. "The times are out of joint". Business yet dull. The fact is, that after $900,000,000.00 has been wiped out, it will take time to recover. Will you kindly put on a roller[4] and send by post not registered:

2 liths. of the house in yellow & Green
1    "        "     "     red & black
1      "    "     "  " with the doorway

where you look through a long way & children playing in front. You did [p. 2] not send a memo, but 2 / 2 / - each less half off is about right I suppose. It makes no difference as to the locality of the places artistically, but some people ask "Where is this house?"

Will you kindly answer this?

Trusting that Mrs. Whistler[5] & you are in good health I am,

Yours Sincerely,

E. G. Kennedy.

P. S. Also
1 View of the roofs[6] looking over a town.
Kindly send at once.

[p. 3][7] The following lithographs[8] we have & need not be sent

Nude Draped Figure 3 / 3 / -
Nude        " 2 / 2 / -
Conversation 2 / 2 / -
Town of Vitré 2 / 2 / -
Conversation  
Corner house 2 / 2 / -
Steps - Luxembourg 2 / 2 / -
Pantheon - 2 / 2 / -
Marché - Paimpol 2 / 2 / -
Reclining figure  }  
in Colours      } 2 / 2 / -

 

"Smithy" to come[9]


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Notes:

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

2.  G. DIETERLEN
G. Dieterlen, employee at H. Wunderlich and Co., New York.

3.  Cortissoz
Royal Cortissoz (1869-1948), author, art editor of the New York Herald Tribune [more].

4.  put on a roller
The lithographs include Yellow House, Lannion (C.67) and Red House, Paimpol (C.66).

5.  Mrs. Whistler
Beatrix Whistler (1857-1896), née Beatrice Philip, artist [more].

6.  View of the roofs
Gabled Roofs (C.64).

7.  [p. 3]
Printed address header is repeated at the top of page three, as on page one.

8.  following lithographs
Probably Draped Model, Standing (C.74), Nude Model on an Empire Sofa (C.71), Vitré: The Canal (C.63), The Steps, Luxembourg (C.68), The Pantheon, from the terrace of the Luxembourg Gardens (C.70), Vitré: The Canal (C.63) and Draped Figure, Reclining (C.56).

9.  "Smithy" to come
The Smithy (K.240). This line is written at right angles to the list of lithographs and underlined three times.