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System Number: 12738
Date: 9-11 November [1877][1]
Author: JW
Place: [London]
Recipient: Charles Augustus Howell[2]
Place: [London]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler NB 4/6
Document Type: MsD


6 Howell Nov 89th    
  Mrs Leyland Sen[3] 1 - 1 - 0 Ballance [sic] owing Howell 2s/
  Steamboats laid up[4] 2 - 2 - 0
  Mrs Whistler[5] 3 - 3 - 0
  Miss Dawson sitting[6] 3 - 3 - 0
  _  
  Commission Alexander[7] - 10 - 9. 19. 0.
  Paid in cash - 5 - 19 -  
  (Cremornes[8]) 9 - 1 - 0   
 
  Howell Nov 11th
(11 Pickle herrings -[9]   6 sold to Coln[aghi][10] - paid 1 to Thibeudeau[11]
9 Little Pool[12] s   6 Sold to Coln - paid
  Avenue Speke[13] 2 - 2 0 1 do   do Mrs Noseda[14].
2 From Limehouse[15] - 2 - 2 - 0  
 
  Howell Various Nov 11th
  Annie[16] 2 - 2 0  
2 Irving[17] s 3 - 3 - 0  
1 Pensioner[18] 1 - 1 0  
1 Little figure[19]    10/6  
2 Draped figure[20] 2 - 2 0  
2 Forges[21] 6 - 6 - 0  

 


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Notes:

1.  9-11 November [1877]
The ledger was used from 10 October to 8 December 1877 (see #12734, #12742). The accounts were written by Mary Maud Franklin (1857- ca 1941), JW's model and mistress [more].

2.  Charles Augustus Howell
In 1877 JW was encouraged by Charles Augustus ('Owl') Howell (1840? - d.1890), entrepreneur [more], with the help of Rosa Frances Corder (1853-1884), artist [more], to print from his old etching plates (Pennell, Elizabeth Robins, and Joseph Pennell, The Life of James McNeill Whistler, 2 vols, London and Philadelphia, 1908 1, pp. 214-15; see #12735).

3.  Mrs Leyland Sen
F.R.Leyland's Mother (K.103).

4.  Steamboats laid up
Probably Steamboat Fleet (K.156).

5.  Mrs Whistler
This is probably the extremely rare drypoint, Whistler's Mother (K.97).

6.  Miss Dawson sitting
Elizabeth Dawson (b. 1850), sister of Frances Leyland, and (briefly) JW's fiancée [more]; she may have been the model for Tatting (K.112).

7.  Commission Alexander
This may refer to William Cleverly Alexander (1840-1916), banker and patron [more], who certainly bought etchings from JW.

8.  Cremorne
This was probably a commission on the sale or delivery of Cremorne (YMSM 168) by Howell to A. Chapman (see letter from Howell to JW, #02182, and #02177). Alternatively it could relate to the pawning of Nocturne: Black and Gold - The Fire Wheel (YMSM 169) and Nocturne in Black and Gold: The Falling Rocket (YMSM 170) with H. Graves and Co.

9.  Pickle herrings-
From Pickle-Herring Stairs (K.167).

10.  Coln[aghi]
P. and D. Colnaghi and Co., print dealers. These sales were recorded in #12739, dated 10 November.

11.  Thibadeau
Alphonse Wyatt Thibeaudau (ca 1840 - d.1892), print dealer [more].

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

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

14.  Mrs Noseda
Mrs Jane Noseda (b. 1813 or 1814), print dealer [more].

15.  From Limehouse
Unidentified. Limehouse Pier is on the north bank of the Thames, on a bend of the river. From there, the artist could see the docks and wharves of Rotherhithe, or look due south down Limehouse Reach towards Greenwich, or west towards the Lower Pool of London.

16.  Annie
Probably Annie Haden (K.62), but possibly Annie Haden, with books (K.8), Annie (K.10) or Annie, Seated (K.30). The sale of this and the subsequent five etchings was also recorded in #02178.

17.  Irving
Irving as Philip of Spain, No.1 (K.170) or Irving as Philip of Spain, No.2 (K.171).

18.  Pensioner
Greenwich Pensioner (K.34).

19.  Little figure
The smallest figure subject is Resting (K.119), but given the correlation between this list and the etchings listed in #02178, this may be Reading a book (K.111).

20.  Draped figure
Possibly Seated Girl (K.118), (see #02178).

21.  Forges
Possibly The Forge (K.68), from the 'Thames Set', or, more likely, the later Liverpool etching, The Little Forge (K.147).