The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler
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System Number: 08659
Date: 15 January 1887
Author: JW
Place: [London]
Recipient: Dowdeswell and Dowdeswell[1]
Place: [London]
Repository: Library of Congress
Call Number: Rare Books and Manuscripts Division
Document Type: ADS


Messrs. Dowdeswell.

Jan. 15. 1887

J. McN. Whistler

W. A. Killen[2]

Turkeys[3] . Three proofs . [tick]  3 proofs
Drury Lane. Eighteen proofs & one destroyed. ... [tick] 19. -
The Temple. Twenty two & one destroyed. - [tick] 23. -
Wheelwright. Twenty eight - & one destroyed. [tick] 29. -
Salute Dawn. Nineteen & one destroyed [one?]. .. [tick] 20. -
Upright Venice Seven - & one destroyed . . [tick]  8. -
San Biagio. Seven proofs - . . [tick]   7.       
           109. proofs


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1.  Dowdeswell and Dowdeswell
Print dealers and publishers of A Set of twenty-six etchings of Venice, 1886 (the second 'Venice set') (K.196-216, 233-237). (excat 6). This is a copy, signed by both JW and Killen, and kept by Dowdeswell's (see #13021 for full annotation).

2.  W. A. Killen
W. A. Killen, employee of Messrs Dowdeswell.

3.  Turkeys
The etchings listed are Turkeys (K.199), Drury Lane (K.237), Temple (K.234), Wheelwright (K.233), La Salute: Dawn (K.215), Upright Venice (K.205) and San Biagio (K.197), all for the second 'Venice set'. When the edition of each etching was complete the copperplate was cancelled with a deeply etched butterfly and an impression was printed to prove that the edition was limited.