System Number: 08721
Date: [March/April 1886?]
Author: Walter Dowdeswell
Repository: Library of Congress
Call Number: Rare Books and Manuscripts Division
Document Type: MsD
|10 Impressions of 12 Plates =||
|(Paid to Salmon £16/./.|
|all out of pocket) -||so say £200|
Payment as follows:
£50 at once.
£50 on the delivery of every future 200 impressions, and the entire issue of 35 sets to be delivered before Mr Whistler's departure from England.
1. [March/April 1886?]
Dated from reference to Venice etchings and to Salmon (see note below).
2. Walter Dowdeswell
Walter Dowdeswell (1858-1929), art dealer [more]. The firm of Dowdeswell and Dowdeswell, art dealers and printsellers, in collaboration with Alphonse Wyatt Thibeaudau (ca 1840 - d.1892), print dealer [more], published A Set of twenty-six etchings of Venice, 1886 (the second 'Venice set') (K.196-216, 233-237). (excat 6) in April 1886. This account relates to the printing of the etchings during the early months of 1886.
In about March 1886, Émile Frédéric Salmon (1840-1913), sculptor and print-maker [more] printed a set of impressions of the Venice etchings, although, in the end, JW printed the full edition of A Set of twenty-six etchings of Venice, 1886 (the second 'Venice set') (K.196-216, 233-237). (excat 6).
4. departure from England
In February 1885, in the aftermath of JW's first delivery his aesthetic manifesto, the 'Ten O'Clock Lecture,' the idea of a lecture tour of America seems to have arisen. For a lengthy period between 1885 and 1886, he was intent on making the trip (see references in correspondence including JW to W. Merritt Chase, #00593; H. Wunderlich to JW, #07153; JW to O. Maus, #09235; JW to E. J. McNay, #08100). However, Dowdeswell need not have worried as, in the end, the trip never materialised.