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The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler
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System Number: 07812
Date: [25 November 1895][1]
Author: JW
Place: [Lyme Regis]
Recipient: Joseph Pennell[2]
Place: London
Repository: Library of Congress
Call Number: Manuscript Division, Pennell-Whistler Collection, PWC 272/5/9
Document Type: ALS


Did you hear, my dear Joseph, that the Dunthorne[3] Circular has really been so blatant that besides ourselves others see it at once! & Shannon[4] I am told has written to withdraw his exhibit! Capital - and he said - moreover I am told that he considered the thing a slight upon Mr. Whistler - & in a lesser degree upon his own work -

But now all this [p. 2] mustn't get blown about to such an extent I hope as to make Dunthorne withdraw his circular - For your preface[5] will come in beautifully! -

How are you getting on? - & when are you thinking of sending us up a first proof for a peep?

Things are getting interesting

But this must go

With kindest regards
Always

[butterfly signature]

Mind[6] manage that the thing I sent you be crafted at the end in a couple of paragraphs - to let the curtain down with - while Goulding is carried off on a stretcher


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Envelope:

To
Joseph Pennell. Esq -
14. Buckingham Street
Strand
London
[stamp:] POSTAGE & REVENUE / ONE HALF PENNY
[stamp:] POSTAGE AND INLAND REVENUE / ONE PENNY
[postmark:] LYME·REGIS / D / NO 25 / 95
[postmark on verso:] [LONDON] N. W. / 7 / NO26 / 95


Notes:

1.  [25 November 1895]
Dated from the postmark; also, '[1895, Nov 25]' is added at the top of the page in another hand.

2.  Joseph Pennell
Joseph Pennell (1860-1926), printer and illustrator, JW's biographer [more].

3.  Dunthorne
Robert Dunthorne (b. ca 1851), of the Rembrandt Gallery, print dealer and publisher [more]. An Exhibition of Original Lithographs, Mr. Dunthorne's Gallery at the Rembrandt Head, London, was held November-December 1895. Dunthorne's circular for the exhibition implied that Frederick Goulding (1842-1909), printer and print-maker [more], had practically invented the new developments in lithography; see JW's letter to M. B. Huish, #02972.

4.  Shannon
Charles Hazlewood Shannon (1863-1937), painter and lithographer [more].

5.  preface
A preface to the exhibition catalogue for Mr Whistler's Lithographs, The Fine Art Society, London, 1895.

6.  Mind
Continued in the left margin of p. 1, at right angles to the main text.