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The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler
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System Number: 09068
Date: 13 December 1889
Author: JW
Place: London
Recipient: Messrs Durand-Ruel[1]
Place: [Paris]
Repository: [Durand-Ruel Archives, Paris]
Document Type: TLc


Dear Sir -

I send you the list of prices for the etchings at present in your keeping, as you request.

Doubtless they will appear enormous in Paris. However you will write and tell me.

Meanwhile kindly have the large painting of Lady Archibald Campbell[2] taken to Braun[3], and let him make the finest photograph possible (of the extra large size decided upon) at once. After which please let the painting be packed and ready for sending to London - The address I will give you, for I am likely soon to leave my present one.

Very faithfully yours.

James Abbott Whistler

Tower House. Chelsea

Dec. 13. 1889

List of etchings - corresponding with names on backs of frames.

Rue Rochefoucault[4].      £ 12 12 -
Barbers Shop. 12 12 -
Clothes Exchange No. 1. 12 12 -
The Barrow. Brussels. 12 12 -
Nash's fruit Shop. 10 10 -
Grande Place. Brussels. 12 12 -
Doorway - Venice. 15 15 -
Little Venice. 10 10 -
              £ 99 15 -

 

I always allow 20. per cent to my agents.

It will be necessary to urge Braun to push on the photograph of the painting at once as I must have the [...][5]


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Notes:

1.  Durand-Ruel
Paul Durand-Ruel (1828 or 1831-1922), Paris art dealer [more].

2.  Lady Archibald Campbell
Arrangement in Black: La Dame au brodequin jaune - Portrait of Lady Archibald Campbell (YMSM 242).

3.  Braun
Adolphe Braun (1812-1877), founder of the Paris photographic firm [more].

4.  Rue Rochefoucault
The etchings for sale are Rue de la Rochefoucault (K.419), The Barber's (K.271), Clothes-Exchange, No.1 (K.287), The Barrow, Brussels (K.357), T.A.Nash's Fruit-Shop (K.263), Grand Place, Brussels (K.362), The Doorway (K.188), Little Venice (K.183). These prices were high: T. A. Nash's Fruit Shop had been sold to Dowdeswell's for 6 gns (30 September 1889, #00914).

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