The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler
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System Number: 13076
Date: 28 December 1888
Author: JW
Place: [London]
Recipient: Edmund Gosselin[1]
Place: [Paris?]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler NB 1/106/2
Document Type: AD

1888 -   '106[2]'
Dec. 28. Bought of [sic] Mons. Gosselin - 9. proofs. 425 - francs —
viz. Marchande de Moutarde[3] -     80. fs.    
  Black Lion Wharf.      50.    
  Westminster -     80.    
Wedmore[4] -                 50 -    
  Fumette -     50 -    
  Little Seymour -     40 -    
  Annie Haden -     40 -    
  Tyzack Whitely     35 -    
  Limeburners -     60 -    


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1.  Edmund Gosselin
Edmund Gosselin (1849-1917), reproductive etcher and Paris print dealer [more].

2.  106
Printed in top right corner of page in ledger.

3.  Marchande de Moutarde
These were early etchings: La Marchande de Moutarde (K.22a), Black Lion Wharf (K.42), Old Westminster Bridge (K.39), probably Fumette (K.13) (although Fumette, Standing (K.56) and Fumette's Bent Head (K.57) also show 'Fumette'); possibly Seymour, Standing (K.6) (or Seymour Standing under a tree (K.31)); Annie Haden (K.62); Eagle Wharf (K.41); and The Lime-burner (K.46).

4.  Wedmore
Frederick Wedmore (1844-1921), art critic [more]. His book, Wedmore, Sir Frederick, Whistler's Etchings: a Study and a Catalogue, London, 1886, was criticised by JW, but was a useful spur to sales.