System Number: 09718
Date: [22 July 1894]
Recipient: Edward Guthrie Kennedy
Place: [New York]
Repository: New York Public Library
Call Number: E. G. Kennedy I/51
Credit Line: Edward Guthrie Kennedy Papers / Manuscripts and Archives Division / The New York Public Library / Astor, Lenox and Tilden Foundations
Document Type: ALS
'Whistler to E. G. Kennedy'
'22nd July 1894'
110. Rue du Bac. Paris
My dear Mr O K! -
That's all right again! -
And you need not have further anxiety -
We are all afloat again! - and can quite easily wait now until in due course work on hand is finished etc etc -
The third sea piece has sold - You remember the little one, "Among the Rollers", on panel, that hung in the Champs de Mars as pendant to Lady Eden's tiny portrait - It is bought for £210 - So now [p. 2] the two larger marines can hold on - at their proper price of four hundred gs. a piece -
Meanwhile a thousand thanks all the same for any effort you have been making to "save the Show"! - and your good health drunk by all of us. -
Now new and beautiful lithographs sent herewith -
Write at once and say how delighted you are with them -
You will find a small number on proof corresponding to number on list for name -
Marvellous skies here just now - ought to be at seaside! -
Will send the final denouement of the DuMaurier business! Have wiped up the Heath with him!!. -
I should at this moment like to be drinking the Mint Julep you would be handing to me if I looked in upon you this afternoon! -
Goodbye O K! - with many nice messages from all of us
[p. 3] List of Lithographs
Sent July 1894.
|No 1) "The long Balcony." Paris Windows at time of procession of Carnots funeral -||[tick]||3. Proofs||£6 -||6.|
|'26'||No 2.) "The little Balcony, Paris windows"||[tick]||3. "||6 -||6.|
|'27'||No 3.) "The Porch
||3. "||6 -||6.|
|'28'||No 4.) "Le Rétameur, Impasse du Carmelites"||[tick]||
|'29'||No 5.) "The long Gallery - Louvre"||[tick]||
|'30'||No 6.) "The tete à tete . in the Garden"||[tick]||
|'31'||No 7.) The draped figure -||[tick]||3. "||6 -||6.|
|'Take 20 off'|
|15 per. cent. dis[count].|
J McN W.
1. [22 July 1894]
Dated in another hand on p. 1, possibly by the recipient.
George Louis Palmella Busson Du Maurier (1834-1896), author and caricaturist [more]; the reference is to Du Maurier, George, 'Trilby,' Harper's New Monthly Magazine, serialised, begun 1 January 1894; reprinted (expunged) as Trilby: A Novel, New York, 1894; regular ed., London and New York, 1895.
Written in another hand; this is a code number for sales by Wunderlich and Co. The ticks and notes in the left column are written in pencil in another hand.
9. The long Balcony
The Long Balcony (C.82), The Little Balcony (C.83), The Garden Porch (C.88), The Whitesmiths, Impasse des Carmélites (C.92), The Long Gallery, Louvre (C.86), and Tête-à-tête in the Garden (C.90); see JW's account, #13061.
10. Take 30 off
Written in pencil in another hand.