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System Number: 07287
Date: 24 September 1897
Author: Edward Guthrie Kennedy[1]
Place: New York
Recipient: JW
Place: [London]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler W1275
Document Type: ADS


NEW YORK,

Sept. 24th 1897.

J. McN. Whistler Esqre.
BOUGHT OF in account with H. WUNDERLICH & CO.
WATER COLORS, ENGRAVINGS, ETCHINGS, PHOTOGRAPHS, FRAMES, ETC.

868 BROADWAY
BETWEEN 17TH AND 18TH STS.

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

E. G. KENNEDY
G. DIETERLEN

        Debit Credit
1896, Febry 17 To payment £105 -.-    
 "  " 25  "    " 63 -.-    
 "  "  "  " remittance 250 -.-    
 " March 12  " regilding frame on ptg "Firewheel[2]", cost 1 18.-    
       " 6 bottles Papine[3] sent at difference times 1 2.6    
 " Sept. 4  " remittance 223 8.10    
 " Dec. 31  "      " 1170 -.-    
1897. July 2  " payment 250 -.-    
 "  " 30  "     " 250 -.-    
      Credit:        
      By Lithographs received during 1896 -     £536 15.3
       " Etchings bought from Consignt lot as per list rendered     223 8.10
       " 1 ptg. "Carmen[4]"     270 -.-
       " 1 "   "Sarasate[5]"     900 -.-
       " 1 Water Color Sketch "On the Beach[6]" }        
       " 1   "   Marine "Dull Day - Dieppe"[7] }     50 -.-
       " 1 ptg. "Outside Calais Gate[8]"     60 -.-
       " Water color "Jubilee - Naval Review[9]"     100 -.-
       " Etchings & Lithos. as per memo. enclosed        
      (purchased Summer 1897)     134 16.10
        "  "  "  " as per list of sales enclosed     210 -.-
      Balance 170 11.7    
        2485 -/11 2485 -/11
      Balance due to J. McN. Whistler Esqr     £170 11/7
 
      1 Ptg. Little Rose[10] }        
      1  " The Blacksmith[11] }        
      1  " Full Length Figure[12] (to come) } £1500 -.-    
1896. Sept. 4 By payment on a/c. 500 -.-    
        £1000 -.-    

 

[p. 2]
E. G. KENNEDY
G. DIETERLEN

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

Sept. 24th 1897

List[13] of sales to date for a/c of J. McN. Whistler Esq.

#9 1 Whistler The bay £10. 10. -
11 1   " House of Swan Brussels 6. 6 -
12 1   " Cameo #2 8. 8. -
20 1   " Railway Station 8. 8. -
30 1   " Grays Inn Place 8. 8. -
31 1   " Naval Review The fleet Evening 8. 8. -
32 1   " Alderney Street 6. 6 -
34 1   " Charing Cross Bridge 6. 6. -
36 1   " Resting by the Stove 3. 3. -
41 1   " Dordrecht 8. 8. -
43 1   " The Swan 3. 3. -
49 1   " Nash's fruit shop 6. 6. -
50 1   " Return to Tilbury Naval review 6. 6. -
52 1   " Chancellerie 12. 12. -
58 1   " Model stooping 3. 3. -
61 1   " Baby - Grays Inn 4. 4. -
63 1   " Dam Wood 6. 6. -
70 1   " Turkeys 4. 4. -
74 1   " Windows Bourges 3. 3. -
77 1   " Clothes Exchange #1 10. 10. -
82 1   " Piccadilly 3. 3.
      carried over 137. 11. -
[p. 3]     brought forward £137. 11. -
#85 1 Whistler The Palaces Brussels 12. 12. -
88 1   " Naval Review 10. 10. -
92 1   " Model #3 3. 3. -
97 1   " Lagoon - Noon 6. 6. -
98 1   " Scene Brussels 6. 6. -
99 1   " Binding the hair 3. 3. -
110 1   " Court Yard Brussels 12. 12. -
116 1   " Dieppe 3. 3. -
117 1   " Market Place, Loches 7. 7. -
121 1   " Quay, Ostend 8. 8. -
132 1   " Model standing 3. 3. -
137 1   " St Augustine at Tours 10. 10. -
138 1   " Clock tower Ambroise 7. 7. -
146 1   " Two doorways trial 8. 8. -
150 1   " Marbles 5. 5. -
167 1   " Baby - Grays Inn 3. 3. -
200 1   " Litho Staircase #37 3. 3. -
208 1   " Booth, (Market) 10 10
        £262. 10. -
      less 20% 52. 10. -
        £210. -. -

 

[p. 4] N. B.
Please put prices opposite these & let me have it.

O K -

3 Savoy pigeons[14] - £
          4/4/- ?[15]
3 Little London
          do.?
1 Nude figure
          3/3/- ?
2 John Grove
 
2 Priest's House
 
1 Kensington Gardens


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Notes:

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

2.  Firewheel
Nocturne: Black and Gold - The Fire Wheel (YMSM 169).

3.  Papine
A brand of opiate patent medicine produced by Battle & Co., Chemists, St Louis, MO. This was for Beatrix Whistler (1857-1896), née Beatrice Philip, artist [more], who was ill with cancer.

4.  Carmen
Crimson note: Carmen (YMSM 441).

5.  Sarasate
Arrangement in Black: Portrait of Señor Pablo de Sarasate (YMSM 315).

6.  On the Beach
Perhaps Beach scene with two figures (M.1368).

7.  Dull Day - Dieppe'
Dull Day - Dieppe (M.1513).

8.  Outside Calais Gate
Possibly Near Calais (M.1476).

9.  Jubilee - Naval Review
The Queen's Naval Jubilee, 1897 (M.1508).

10.  Little Rose
The Little Rose of Lyme Regis (YMSM 449).

11.  The Blacksmith
The Master Smith of Lyme Regis (YMSM 450).

12.  Full Length Figure
Possibly Rose et or: La Tulipe (YMSM 418).

13.  List
The works listed are: 'The bay' unidentified; House of the Swan, Brussels (K.363); Cameo No.2 (K.348); Railway-Station, Voves (K.371); Gray's Inn Place (K.297); The Fleet: Evening (K.326); Alderney Street (K.238); Charing Cross Railway Bridge (K.310); Resting by the Stove (K.338); Dordrecht (K.242); 'The Swan', Chelsea (K.98b); T.A.Nash's Fruit-Shop (K.263); Return to Tilbury (K.327); Chancellerie, Loches (K.383); Model Stooping (K.342); Babies, Gray's Inn (K.298); The Dam Wood (K.145); Turkeys (K.199); Windows, Bourges (K.400); Clothes-Exchange, No.1 (K.287); A Fragment of Piccadilly (K.256); Palaces, Brussels (K.361); an etching from the 'Naval Review set', 1887 (K. 316-331) (excat 7); possibly The Fan (Model No.3) (K.345); Lagoon: Noon (K.216); perhaps High Street, Brussels (K.358) or Flower-Market, Brussels (K.359); Binding the Hair (K.344); Courtyard, Brussels (K.355); possibly A Sketch at Dieppe (K.246); Market-Place, Loches (K.388); Quai, Ostend (K.352); 'Model Standing' is unidentified; Court of the Monastery of St. Augustine, Bourges (K.398); Clock-Tower, Amboise (K.394); The Two Doorways (K.193); Marbles (K.284); Babies, Gray's Inn (K.298) or Seats, Gray's Inn (K.299); Staircase (C.43) and Booth at a fair (K.249).

14.  Savoy pigeons ...
The works listed on p. 4 are: Savoy Pigeons (C.154); Little London (C.158); perhaps Nude Model, Back View (C.45) or Nude Model, Standing (C.48); John Grove (C.126); The Priest's House, Rouen (C.105); and Kensington Gardens (C.140).

15.  4/4/- ?
Inserted in pencil in another hand.