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System Number: 12994
Date: 20 and 29 July 1885[1]
Author: JW
Place: [London]
Recipient: G. Parfitt and A. Webb[2]
Place: [London]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler NB 1/6/2b and c
Document Type: AD

1885 [...][3]      
July 20. Three proofs[4] "Little Venice". 3.   Payed[5] [sic] by cheque £31 - 10. - July 29.
  Three   "    Nocturne Riva 3.  
  Twelve proofs Putney bridge - 12  
  Received for Fine Arts [sic] Society -  
  G Parfitt  
July 29. Ten proofs - "The Doorway" 10. [tick]
  Six proofs "The Traghetto". 6. [tick]
  Four   "  "  "The Riva" 4. [tick]
  Eight   "  "  "The Palaces" 8. [tick]
  Eight   "  "  The Beggars - 8. [tick]
  Ten    "  "  The Nocturne Riva. 10. [tick]
  Eight  "  "  The Little Venice. 8.  [tick]
  Also the plate of "Putney Bridge" -    
  Recieved [sic] for the Fine Art Society    
  A Webb    


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1.  20 and 29 July 1885
Two day's accounts are transcribed here together, due to the fact of the common note written in the far right column in JW's hand.

2.  G. Parfitt and A. Webb
G. Parfitt, employee of the Fine Art Society; and A. Webb, employee of the Fine Art Society. This is JW's ledger record along with receipts made out by Parfitt and Webb of etchings from Mr Whistler's Etchings of Venice, 1880 (the first 'Venice Set') (K. 183-189, 191-195). (excat 5). See also #12993.

3.  [...]
These accounts appear on the same page as an account of 6 February 1885; see #12993.

4.  proofs
The Doorway (K.188); The Traghetto, No.2 (K.191); The Riva, No.1 (K.192); The Palaces (K.187); The Beggars (K.194); Nocturne (K.184); Little Venice (K.183); Old Putney Bridge (K.178). All were from the first Venice Set except K.178 which was published separately.

5.  Payed...
This line of text is written longways down the right-hand column of the table, in red ink. Also in red ink are two lines striking vertically through the names of the etchings, both in the July 20 and the July 29 account.