The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler
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System Number: 13813
Date: 11 June 1888
Author: M. Hübner and Co.[1]
Place: London
Recipient: Editor, The Artist[2]
Place: [London]
Repository: [Published][3]
Document Type: PLc

Sir, -

In the June number of The Artist, at page 181, a list is given of certain pigments recommended by Professor Church for water-colour painting. Amongst these is madder carmine, and incidental mention is made of the high price charged for this colour. We would, therefore, call the attention of your readers to the fact that in addition to Messrs. Gebr. Heyl and Co.'s Oil Colours, whose superiority is already so well attested by Mr. Whistler (vide his letter below[4]) and other artists of note, we are also introducing the water-colours of one of the best-known - in fact, the best-known firm on the continent, Mr. Günther Wagner, of Hanover and Vienna, also of Boston and New York. With regard to prices, we shall be glad to send list to any of your readers who may apply, and quote as an instance our price of madder carmine, which is 2s. 3d., against the price mentioned in your last edition of another maker's, which is 5s. With regard to the quality of the colours, we defy anybody to show us a better colour in the market.

Believe us, dear Sir,
Yours faithfully,

M. Hübner & Co.,

Wholesale Artists' Colourmen and Agents for Gebr. Heyl and Co., Charlottenburg, near Berlin; Günther Wagner, Hanover.


the 11th of June, 1888.

3, Bunhill Row, E. C.

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1.  M. Hübner and Co.
London agents for Gebrüder Heyl und Gesellschaft, German colourmen.

2.  Editor, The Artist

3.  [Published]
Letter published in The Artist and Journal of Home Culture, 2 July 1888, pp. 221. It was entitled ARTIST'S PIGMENTS, and was followed by a full transcript of JW to Gebrüder Heyl und Gesellschaft, 14 March 1881, #13782.

4.  his letter below
Transcribed at #13782.