System Number: 11899
Date: [August/December 1878]
Author: Charles Augustus Howell
Recipient: James Anderson Rose
Repository: Library of Congress
Call Number: Manuscript Division, Pennell-Whistler Collection, PWC
Document Type: PDS
FROM THE ORIGINAL FULL-LENGTH LIFE-SIZE PICTURE
JAMES A. McNEILL WHISTLER.
ENGRAVED IN PURE MEZZOTINT
UNDER THE IMMEDIATE SUPERVISION OF THE PAINTER.
SIZE, 14 IN. x 12 IN.
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.
1. [August/December 1878]
JW sent a similar subscription form and promised 'first proofs' of the engraving in a letter dated 26 July 1878 to Matthew Forster (1826-1881), barrister, of Frere, Forster and Frere, solicitors [more] (#11680). In fact the first proofs were delivered on 2 December 1878 (Pennell, Elizabeth Robins, and Joseph Pennell, The Life of James McNeill Whistler, 2 vols, London and Philadelphia, 1908, I, pp. 226-27).
5. THOMAS CARLYLE
Josey's engraving of Arrangement in Grey and Black, No. 2: Portrait of Thomas Carlyle (YMSM 137) was published in a limited edition by Henry Graves and Co. of Pall Mall. Howell acquired the copyright of the portrait for £80 and six proofs, and he also organised the subscriptions.