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The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler
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System Number: 12736
Date: [19/22 October 1877][1]
Author: JW
Place: [London]
Recipient: Queen Victoria[2]
Place: Windsor Castle
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler NB 4/3-4
Document Type: MsD[3]


Windsor Castle[4]    
Ridley[5] [(]"The Guitar player").   10 .. 10 . 0
Amsterdam[6] (?)    
Weary[7]   5 .. 5 .. 0
Flo[8]   6 .. 6 .  0
Babs[9]   6 .. 6 .  0
The Siesta[10]   6 .. 6    0
Draped figure[11]   5 - 5    0
Boy[12]   5 .. 5   0
Annie Haden[13]   10 .. 10 . 0
Billingsgate[14]. from   2 .  2 .  0
Pickle herring Stairs[15]   4 .. 4 .  0
London Bridge[16]   6 .. 6 .. 0
Prices Candle Factory[17] 0- 2[18] 8 .. 8 .. 0
Greenhithe[19]   6 .. 6 .. 0
Lindsey Houses[20]   6 .. 6 .. 0
Battersea Morn[21]   10 .. 10 - 0
Little Pool[22]   2 - 2 .. 0

 

[p. 2] 4
Continued

Limehouse Wharf[23] 4 .. 4 .. 0
From Billingsgate[24] - 8 .. 8 .. 0
Speke[25] 5 .. 5 .. 0
Avenue Speke[26] 4 .. 4 .. 0
Ship builders Yard[27] 6 .. 6 .. 0
The Muff[28] 6 .. 6 .. 0

 


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Notes:

1.  [19/22 October 1877]
This is one of a series of accounts recorded in a ledger, the previous one dated 19 October 1877 and the next, 22 October (#12735, #12737).

2.  Queen Victoria
Victoria (1819-1901), Queen of Great Britain [more]. This account relates to purchases for the Royal Collection, but it is unlikely the Queen chose the prints personally.

3.  MsD
Written by Mary Maud Franklin (1857- ca 1941), JW's model and mistress [more].

4.  Windsor Castle
These prints are no longer in the Royal Collection at Windsor Castle.

5.  Ridley
The Guitar Player (K.140) is the portrait of Matthew White Ridley (1837-1888), painter and etcher [more].

6.  Amsterdam
Amsterdam from the Tolhuis (K.91).

7.  Weary
Weary (K.92).

8.  Flo
Florence Leyland (K.110).

9.  Babs
Elinor Leyland (K.109). 'Babs' was JW's name for Elinor Leyland (1861-1952), later Mrs Speed [more].

10.  The Siesta
Possibly The Model lying down (K.121), A Child on a Couch, No.2 (K.125), or Nude Girl, Reclining (K.126).

11.  Draped figure
Possibly The Model Resting (K.100).

12.  Boy
The Boy (K.135) was a portrait of Charles James Whistler Hanson (1870-1935), engineer, son of JW and Louisa Fanny Hanson [more].

13.  Annie Haden
Probably Annie Haden (K.62). Other portraits of Annie are Annie (K.10) and Annie, Seated (K.30) .

14.  Billingsgate
Billingsgate (K.47a), not A Sketch from Billingsgate (K.168).

15.  Pickle herring Stairs
From Pickle-Herring Stairs (K.167).

16.  London Bridge
London Bridge (K.153).

17.  Prices Candle Factory
Price's Candle Works (K.154).

18.  0- 2
JW may have added this note but what it means is unknown.

19.  Greenhithe
The Thames towards Erith (K.165).

20.  Lindsey Houses
Lindsey Houses (K.166).

21.  Battersea Morn
Probably Battersea: Dawn (K.155).

22.  Little pool
The Little Pool (K.74).

23.  Limehouse Wharf
Possibly Limehouse (K.40).

24.  From Billingsgate
A Sketch from Billingsgate (K.168).

25.  Speke
Speke Hall, No.2 (K.143) or Speke Shore (K.144).

26.  Avenue Speke
Speke Hall, No.1 (K.96).

27.  Ship builders Yard
Shipbuilder's Yard (K.146).

28.  The Muff
The Muff (K.113).