System Number: 13233
Date: [August 1887/1888]^{[1]}
Author: JW
Place: [London]
Recipient: [none]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler NB 2/15
Document Type: Ms/AD^{[2]}
1
List of Etchings
August 1887
[left column:]  Size 

5 7/8 x 3 3/4 

5 3/8 x 3 3/4 
· 
4 7/8 x 4 

7 x 3 1/4 

6 1/2 x 3 3/4 
· 
6 1/2 x 3 3/4 

6 1/2 x 3 3/4 

5 3/8 x 3 7/8 

7 x 5 

7 x 4 1/2 
· 
7 x 3 1/4 

8 7/8 x 5 1/2 
· 
3 1/2 x 8 1/4 

5 1/4 x 3 7/8 
· 
7 1/2 x 3 5/8 
· 
7 x 4 1/2 

7 3/4 x 5 1/4 
·"Weary" [tick]  7 3/4 x 5 1/4 
· 
8 1/2 x 5 1/4 
· 
8 3/4 x 6 1/8 
·Wych Street [tick]  8 1/2 x 6 1/2 

8 1/2 x 5 1/2 
[right column:]  Size 
· 
8 3/4 x 5 1/8 
· 
9 x 6 
· 
9 x 6 
· 
9 x 6 
· 
9 x 6 
· 
9 x 7 
· 
10 x 6 
·Wapping (The Pool). [tick]  11 x 7 1/2 
· 
11 x 7 
·Wolseley^{[6]} [tick]  12 x 7 
·[ 
11 1/2 x 8 

5 3/8 x 3 1/2 
· 
14 x 8 1/2 

7 x 2 3/8 

7 x 5 

7 x 5 

7 x 5 

7 x 5 
· 
8 x 5 

8 7/8 x 6 
· 
8 7/8 x 6 
· 
8 x 5 
[p. 2, left column:]  Size 
· 
6 5/8 x 9 1/4 
The Fine Art Society^{[11]}  

14 x 10 

1 

11 3/4 x 8 

11 3/4 x 8 

10 1/2 x 7 3/8 

10 1/2 x 7 3/8 

10 3/4 x 8 

13 1/2 x 6 1/2 
9 x 6  
12 x 9 1/2  

10 1/8 x 7 1/8 
12 x 8 3/8  

11 3/4 x 8 


3 1/4 x 2  

3 1/4 x 2 
3 1/4 x 2  

3 1/4 x 2 

3 7/8 x 2 5/8 
[right column:]  Size 

3 7/8 x 2 5/8 

3 7/8 x 2 5/8 

3 7/8 x 2 5/8 

3 7/8 x 2 5/8 

3 7/8 x 2 5/8 

4 7/8 x 3 1/4 

4 7/8 x 3 1/4 

11 3/8 x 9 1/2 
Madame^{[15]} [tick]  9 x 6 

7 x [illegible] 3/4 

4 x 2 5/8 

4 x 2 5/8 

3 3/4 x 5 1/4 

5 1/4 x 3 3/4 

3 1/4 x 2 
· 
4 x 2 5/8 

9 1/2 x 6 3/8 
· 
7 x 5 

9 1/2 x 6 3/8 

7 x 3 1/4 

5 1/2 x 3 1/4 

8 3/4 x 5 5/8 
[p. 3, left column:]  Size 
· 
7 x 3 1/4 
· 
1 3/4 x 2 1/2 
· 
7 x 2 3/8 

8 3/4 x 5 1/2 
· 
3 1/4 x 2 
· 
4 x 2 5/8 
· 
4 x 2 5/8 
4 x 2 5/8  

4 x 2 5/8 

4 3/8 x 2 3/4 

5 1/4 x 3 3/4 

5 1/4 x 3 7/8 
· 
5 1/4 x 3 7/8 

5 1/4 x 3 7/8 
· 
3 1/4 x 2 

4 x 2 5/8 

7 x 5 
· 
7 x 5 

5 1/4 x 3 3/4 
·[ 
7 x 5 

7 x 3 1/4 
The 
[right column:]  Size 
Grays Inn The Hoop^{[18]} [tick]  7 x 5 
· 
7 x 3 1/4 
· 
7 x 5 

7 x 5 

7 
· 
5 1/4 x 3 7/8 
· 
8 1/2 x 5 
" 
7 x 5 

7 x 3 1/4 


· 


7 x 5 

7 x 5 

7 x 5 



7 x 2 3/8 
· 
3 7/8 x 2 5/8 
· 
3 7/8 x 2 5/8 

5 1/4 x 3 7/8 
· 
5 1/4 x 3 7/8 

7 x 2 3/8 

7 x 2 3/8 
[p. 4, left column:]  Size. 
High Street Brussels^{[21]} [tick]  7 x 5 

7 x 5 

7 x 5 
· 
7 x 5 

7 x 5 

8 3/4 x 5 1/2 

8 1/2 x 5 1/2 

8 1/2 x 5 

8 1/2 x 5 1/2 
· 
7 x 2 1/2 
[Miss Griully?] [tick] ?  




· 

[right column:]  
French Plates.^{[23]}  Size 




The 

The Windows opposite, Bourges  
The Sabot Makers  Tours  
The 

[p. 5, left column^{[24]}:]  Size 


Hotel Alimant [sic], Bourges  


[right column, and pp. 613]^{[26]} 
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Notes:
1. [August 1887/1888]
The list is dated 'August 1887' but the last etchings, on p. 5, were done on the Whistlers' honeymoon in 1888.
2. Ms/AD
The list was written in an unknown hand, with some corrections by JW. The titles are transcribed as given, including mistakes, such as 'Coustom House' and 'Chelsea Wharfe' (p. 1); 'The Abby Jubillee' and 'Fleur du Lis Passage' (p. 3); 'Rue au beure' (p. 4); and 'The Maireé' and 'Rochefoucaulét' (p. 5). Nearly all the names were crossed out, possibly as they were checked. Many have an additional dot to left and/or tick on the right. This is the most exhaustive list of JW's own etchings. It is not in the order of any of the published catalogues, and seems to have been an entirely private record of his oeuvre. The etchings were listed in two columns on pages in a ledger, and the following annotation, as far as possible, lists them in the order as given in the manuscript. The group of etchings appear to be related in size, until the last ones, of 1888, and so the list may relate to the storage of copperplates rather than etchings. The original list frequently gives the sizes separated by / rather than x, but in the interests of clarity this had been transcribed consistently as x. The notes below identify the etchings in the order in which they appear on the page, including those unidentified or possible identifications.
3. Return to Tilbury
Return to Tilbury (K.327), Ryde Pier (K.328), The Little Pool (K.74), Tilbury (K.317), FurnitureShop (K.266), RagShop, Milman's Row (K.272), Regent's Quadrant (K.239), Little Smithfield (K.160), T.A.Nash's FruitShop (K.263), Alderney Street (K.238), The White Tower (K.150), The FishShop, Busy Chelsea (K.264), The Penny Boat (K.67), Booth at a fair (K.249), Chelsea Wharf (K.89), The Dam Wood (K.145), Fanny Leyland (K.108), Weary (K.92), Amsterdam from the Tolhuis (K.91), Nocturne: Shipping (K.223), Wych Street (K.159), A Child on a Couch, No.2 (K.125).
4. Fanny Leyland
Fanny Leyland (18571880), later Mrs StevensonHamilton [more].
5. Fish Shop Venice
FishShop, Venice (K.218); The Little Forge (K.147); Nocturne: Salute (K.226); Price's Candle Works (K.154); Dordrecht (K.242); The Smithy (K.240); FishingBoats, Hastings (K.158); The Large Pool (K.174); The Guitar Player (K.140); Lord Wolseley (K.164); one unidentified; A Corner of the Palais Royale (K.248); Annie Haden (K.62); DryDock, Southampton (K.322); Troop Ships (K.319); probably The Turret Ship (K.321); Visitor's Boat (K.320);Bunting (K.324); Old Women (K.224); The Boy (K.135); Battersea: Dawn (K.155) and Islands (K.222).
6. Wolseley
Garnet Joseph Wolseley (18331913), 1st Viscount Wolseley, army officer [more].
7. Annie Hayden
Annie Harriet Haden (18481937), later Mrs Charles Thynne, JW's niece [more].
8. Troopships
The correct titles of the next three etchings were added by JW in pencil.
9. The Boy
The etching shows Charles James Whistler Hanson (18701935), engineer, son of JW and Louisa Fanny Hanson [more].
11. The Fine Art Society
The Fine Art Society, print dealers, published the next fourteen etchings, twelve of them in Mr Whistler's Etchings of Venice, 1880 (the first 'Venice Set') (K. 183189, 191195). (excat 5). They comprise The Palaces (K.187), Old Putney Bridge (K.178), Old Battersea Bridge (K.177), The Doorway (K.188), Nocturne (K.184), Little Venice (K.183), The Little Mast (K.185), The Riva, No.1 (K.192), The Mast (K.195), The Little Lagoon (K.186), The Traghetto, No.2 (K.191), The Piazzetta (K.189), The Beggars (K.194) and The Two Doorways (K.193).
12. Little Chelsea
Chelsea (Memorial) (K.331), Little Maunder's (K.279), A Sketch at Dieppe (K.246), Little Steps, Chelsea (K.262), The Mantle (K.336) and The Seamstress (K.252).
13. Miss Pettigrew
Possibly Bessie ('Hetty' or 'Harriet') Pettigrew (b. 1869), artists' model [more].
14. The Cottage Door
Cottage Door (K.250); Sketch in St.James's Park (K.255); possibly Fruitshop (K.259); OldClothes Shop, No.1 (K.257); A Fragment of Piccadilly (K.256); Village Sweetshop (K.251); one unidentified; Maude, Standing (K.114); Seats, Gray's Inn (K.299); Portsmouth Children (K.323); Butcher's Shop, Sandwich (K.308); Doorway, Sandwich (K.307); The Young Tree (K.296); The TowingPath (K.254); possibly Babies, Gray's Inn (K.298); ClothesExchange, No.1 (K.287); Ramparts, Sandwich (K.309); ClothesExchange, No.2 (K.288); St.James's Place, Houndsditch (K.290); Petticoat Lane (K.285); and The Cock and the Pump (K.304).
15. Madame
'Madame' would be either Joanna Hiffernan (b. ca 1843), JW's model and mistress [more], or Mary Maud Franklin (1857 ca 1941), JW's model and mistress [more].
16. The Salvation Army
Salvation Army, Sandwich (K.305); Black Eagle (K.312); RailwayArch (K.268); The Fleet: Evening (K.326); possibly The Rag Gatherers (K.23); Abbey Jubilee (K.316); Hansom Cab (Wimpole Street) (K.286); The Bonnetshop (K.253); King's Road, Chelsea (K.278); possibly Church Doorway, Edgemere (K.303), or a Chelsea subject; St. James's Street (K.169a); Windsor, No.2 (K.330); Windsor (Memorial) (K.329); Woods's FruitShop (K.265); DrayHorse, Paris (K.247); Babies, Gray's Inn (K.298); After the Sale, Hounsditch (K.294);Gray's Inn Place (K.297); Doorway, Gray's Inn (K.300); one unidentified; Dipping the Flag (K.325) and Monitors (K.318).
17. Aug 12 1887
The deletion and addition to this line were made in red ink.
18. Grays Inn The Hoop
Possibly Children, Gray's Inn (K.301); Savoy Scaffolding (K.267); one unidentified (possibly from the East London series, and similar to Babies, Gray's Inn (K.298)); Cutler Street, Hounsditch (K.292); Fleur De Lys Passage (K.289); Resting by the Stove (K.338); possibly The Fur Cloak (K.332); Wild West, Buffalo Bill (K.313); Wild West (K.314) or The Bucking Horse (K.315); another unidentified, possibly Sketch of Battersea Bridge (K.311); MelonShop, Hounsditch (K.293); NutShop, St.James's Place (K.291); The Little Nurse (K.302); FlowerMarket, Brussels (K.359); Brussels Children (K.365); Windows opposite hotel, Bourges (K.401); Butter Street, Brussels (K.364); MarketPlace, Bruges (K.351);Canal, Ostend (K.353) and GoldHouse, Brussels (K.360).
19. Mr Doyle Carte
Richard D'Oyly Carte (18441901), impresario and property developer [more]. There is a double line under the FAS etchings, above this name.
20. Miss Lillie
Probably Lilian ('Lily') Pettigrew (b. 1870), artists' model [more].
21. High Street Brussels
High Street, Brussels (K.358); Quai, Ostend (K.352); The Barrow, Brussels (K.357); one unidentified; Church, Brussels (K.356); Palaces, Brussels (K.361); another unidentified; Archway, Brussels (K.366); Grand Place, Brussels (K.362); House of the Swan, Brussels (K.363); The Beach, Ostend (K.354); two unidentified; possibly Courtyard, Rue P.L.Courier (K.368); possibly Gypsy Baby (Greedy Baby) (K.339); possibly Little Butter Street, Brussels (K.367); possibly FishMarket, Ostend (K.349); possibly Gypsy Baby (Greedy Baby) (K.339); possibly Steps, Gray's Inn (K.295); one unidentified; and possibly FishMarket, Ostend (K.349).
22. Mrs Herbert
A model and acquaintance of JW, not identified.
23. French Plates.
The remainder of the etchings were done in August/September 1888 when the Whistlers were on honeymoon in France.Chateau Verneuil (K.380), Gateway, Chartreux (K.396), one unidentified, MarketWomen, Loches (K.386), one unidentified, Chateau Bridorez (K.378), two unidentified, Little MarketPlace, Tours (K.375), one unidentified, Tour St.Antoine, Loches (K.392), possibly Doorway, Touraine (K.381), Courtyard, Rue P.L.Courier (K.368), Hotel Lallement, Bourges (K.399), three unidentified, Windows opposite hotel, Bourges (K.401), one unidentified, possibly Hotel Croix Blanche, Tours (K.373), MarketPlace, Tours (K.374), The Wine Shop (K.370). The lack of correlation between the etchings listed and known titles suggests several copperplates listed here were cancelled and no impressions from them are known. A small group of such copperplates remained in JW's possession and are now in the Hunterian Art Gallery.
24. left column
A small circular pattern has been drawn at the top, and a line has been drawn snaking through the text, from top to bottom.
25. The Clock Tower  Amboise
ClockTower, Amboise (K.394), Chapel Doorway, Montresor (K.395), Chateau Amboise (K.393), Renaissance Window, Loches (K.390), Mairie, Loches (K.382), Hotel de la Promenade, Loches (K.391), RailwayStation, Voves (K.371), Under the Cathedral, Blois (K.397), Rue de la Rochefoucault (K.419), Court of the Monastery of St. Augustine, Bourges (K.398), From Agnes Sorrel's Walk (K.385), Hotel Lallement, Bourges (K.399), Notre Dame, Bourges (K.402), MarketPlace, Loches (K.388), Rue des Bons Enfants, Tours (K.372), Chancellerie, Loches (K.383), Hotel de Ville, Loches (K.384), and finally three unidentified.
26. [right column, and pp. 613]
The right column of p. 5, and the pages thereafter up to p. 14, have been ruled ready for the list to continue, but remain empty.