The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler
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System Number: 08678
Date: 23 March 1886
Author: Walter Dowdeswell[1]
Place: [London]
Recipient: [none]
Repository: Library of Congress
Call Number: Rare Books and Manuscripts Division
Document Type: MsD

List of Plates left with Thibaudeau[2]

March 23/86

Doorway[3] & Vine 18
Little Court 5
Wheelwright 5
Bridge 54
Ponte Piovan 18
Long Lagoon 5
Salute - Dawn 4
Garden 54
Quiet Canal 18
Turkeys 5
Lobster Pots 5
Lagoon noon 4


The Remaining 14 at Whistlers .

[p. 2]

[tick] The Church[4] - 8 -
[tick] The Steps Milman Row 6
[tick] Salvation Army - 6
[tick] High Street Brussels 10
2 [tick] Court Yard -   "   (12)gs 24
2 [tick] Cock & Pump (12)gs 24
[tick] Palace - Brussel - 12 -
[tick] Railway Arch. 8
2 [tick] St James Place. Houndsditch (10gs). 20
[tick] Battersea Bridge No 3. 10
[tick] Barrow Brussels. 12 -
[tick] Fleur de lis [sic] passage Houndsditch 10
[tick] Grand Place - Brussels - 12.
2 [tick] Cutler Street - (10gs) 20.
[tick] Market Place Bruges - 6.
    188 guin
    £197. 8. 0
  less 20% 39. 9. 6
    157.18. 6


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1.  Walter Dowdeswell
Walter Dowdeswell (1858-1929), art dealer [more].

2.  Thibaudeau
Alphonse Wyatt Thibeaudau (ca 1840 - d.1892), print dealer [more], was asked to make a few impressions from the plates but JW later took over the printing of the edition himself (MacDonald, Margaret F., Palaces in the Night Whistler in Venice, Aldershot, 2001, p. 120-121).

3.  Doorway
A list of etchings from A Set of twenty-six etchings of Venice, 1886 (the second 'Venice set') (K.196-216, 233-237). (excat 6) in Dowdeswell's hand: Little Court (K.236); Wheelwright (K.233); The Bridge (K.204); Ponte del Piovan (K.209); Long Lagoon (K.203); La Salute: Dawn (K.215); Garden (K.210); Quiet Canal (K.214); Turkeys (K.199); Lobster Pots (K.235); Lagoon: Noon (K.216).

4.  The Church
This is a list of etchings in JW's hand dating from a year later: Church, Brussels (K.356) or possibly Church Doorway, Edgemere (K.303); perhaps Troop Ships (K.319); Salvation Army, Sandwich (K.305); High Street, Brussels (K.358); Courtyard, Brussels (K.355); The Cock and the Pump (K.304); Palaces, Brussels (K.361); Railway-Arch (K.268); St.James's Place, Houndsditch (K.290); probably Sketch of Battersea Bridge (K.311); The Barrow, Brussels (K.357); Fleur De Lys Passage (K.289); Grand Place, Brussels (K.362); Cutler Street, Hounsditch (K.292); Market-Place, Bruges (K.351). The etching K.319 was presented in a bound volume, the Jubilee Year Memorial , to Queen Victoria in August 1887. Other views of Brussels and Bruges such as K.358 and K.351 were done during a trip to Holland and Belgium in the autumn.