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The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler
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System Number: 11902
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, PWC
Document Type: Ms/PDS


"ARRANGEMENT IN GREY AND BLACK,"
PORTRAIT OF THE PAINTER'S MOTHER[3],
BY
JAMES A. McNEILL WHISTLER.

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

SIZE, 14 IN. X 12 ½ 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 Mrs Whistler in accordance with the form hereto appended as filled and signed by me

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

 

Date 1st January 1879

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Notes:

1.  James Anderson Rose
James Anderson Rose (1819-1890), solicitor [more]. Since this document remained in Rose's possession it is not clear if he ever sent it. A revised subscription form, including the manuscript additions on the verso (but not including Rose's name and address) was printed and distributed (see #02838).

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

3.  PORTRAIT OF THE PAINTER'S MOTHER
After the Whistler v Ruskin trial, A. Graves was arranging for the exhibition of Arrangement in Grey and Black: Portrait of the Painter's Mother (YMSM 101) before it was returned for engraving to Josey (Graves to JW, 26 November 1878, #01798). Howell organised subscriptions, and on 1 May 1879 JW sold Howell the copyright, at which time the portrait was still being engraved (#02835). The engraving was probably published by the end of 1879.

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