System Number: 11845
Date: 2 February 1866
Author: Paul and D. Colnaghi and Co.
Recipient: James Anderson Rose
Repository: Library of Congress
Call Number: Manuscripts Division, Pennell-Whistler Collection, PWC 2/48/96
Document Type: ALS
14. Pall Mall East
Feby 2nd. 1866
We have turned this matter over and over again, but cannot, with every disposition to buy the plates, make you any further offer for them.
Thanking you very much for the trouble you have taken
Yours very truly
P. & D. Colnaghi & Co -
J. Anderson Rose. Esq.
[p. 2] 'Colnaghi 2 Feby 1866
1. Paul and D. Colnaghi and Co.
Written in another hand; related legal documents in Rose's office were numbered, probably by his clerk.
JW had departed for Valparaiso, Chile where he would spend the next eight months as a bystander to the Chilean-Peruvian conflict with the Spanish government. Before his departure, he instructed Rose to act on his behalf for the sale of fifteen etched copper plates. These probably included etchings from A Series of Sixteen Etchings of Scenes on the Thames, 1871 (the 'Thames Set') (K.38-44, 46, 52, 66, 68, 71, 74-76, 95) (excat 4) such as The Little Pool (K.74) and Old Hungerford Bridge (K.76). See also #11482, the legal document drawn up by Rose.
5. Colnaghi ... etchings
Written in another hand.