UNIVERSITY of GLASGOW

The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler
Home > On-line Edition > Transcription/Database Record

the on-line edition

System Number: 08868
Date: 1 January 1879
Author: James Anderson Rose[1]
Place: London
Recipient: Charles Augustus Howell[2]
Place: London
Repository: Library of Congress
Call Number: Manuscript Division, Pennell-Whistler Collection
Document Type: PD/ADS


"ARRANGEMENT IN BROWN AND BLACK,"[3]

PORTRAIT OF MISS ROSA CORDER,
            BY
JAMES A. McNEILL WHISTLER.

ENGRAVED IN PURE MEZZOTINT
            BY
RICHARD JOSEY[4],
UNDER THE IMMEDIATE SUPERVISION OF THE PAINTER.

                            
SIZE, 16 in. x 7 1/2 IN. [BUTTERFLY SIGNATURE]
                            

PRICE TO SUBSCRIBERS.

SIGNED ARTIST'S PROOFS ... ... ... ... £3 3 0
LETTERED PROOFS            ... ... ... ...   2 2 0
PRINTS                             ... ... ... ... ...   1 1 0

                            

NAMES OF SUBSCRIBERS RECEIVED BY
      CHARLES A. HOWELL,
            CHALDON HOUSE, FULHAM, S.W.

[p. 2] Please enter my name as a Subscriber to the Portrait of Miss Rosa Corder in accordance with the form hereto appended as filled and signed by me.

Price to Subscribers Number of Copies Name and address
Signed artist proof £3. 3. 0 2 J. Anderson Rose
Lettered proof £2. 2. 0   11 Salisbury Street
Prints £1 1 0   Strand

 

Date 1st Jan 1879

To [incomplete]


This document is protected by copyright.


Notes:

1.  James Anderson Rose
James Anderson Rose (1819-1890), solicitor [more].

2.  Charles Augustus Howell
Charles Augustus ('Owl') Howell (1840? - d.1890), entrepreneur [more].

3.  ARRANGEMENT IN BROWN AND BLACK,
Howell organised subscriptions for an engraving of Arrangement in Brown and Black: Portrait of Miss Rosa Corder (YMSM 203). On 1 May 1879 JW sold Howell the copyright, and at that time the portrait was still being engraved (#02835). This is a draft copy of the subscription form; the final document appears to date from 7/31 August 1879 (#11682). JW received the completed engraving when he was in Venice, and was a little disappointed with its quality (JW to Howell, 26 January 1880, #02860).

4.  RICHARD JOSEY
Richard Josey (1840-1906), reproductive engraver [more]