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System Number: 13883
Date: [23 March 1900/June 1902][1]
Author: JW
Place: [London]
Recipient: Charles Lang Freer[2]
Place: [Detroit]
Repository: Freer Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
Call Number: FGA Whistler 276
Credit Line: Charles Lang Freer Papers, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.: Gift of the Estate of Charles Lang Freer
Document Type: MsDS[3]


Memorandum from Mr Whistler to C. L. Freer. June. 1902 -

Company of the Butterfly[4].       £ s. d.
1900. March. Lithographs[5] "Needlework" 1 proof '21.00' 4. 4. 0. [tick with cross through it]
   "         "      "Father & Son"   "     " '21.00' 4. 4. 0. [tick with cross through it]
   "         "      "Savoy Pigeons" '21.00' 4. 4. 0 [tick with cross through it]
May 1 Water color "Chelsea Children[6]" '36.50' 73. 10. 0 [tick with cross through it]
   "      Lithograph[7] "Study of a Horse" 1 proof '76.75' 5 5. 0 [tick with cross through it]
May. 1902. Etchings[8] "The Terrace Luxembourg", 1 proof. '63.00' 12- 12- 0 [tick with cross through it]
   "         "      "Cafe Luxembourg"    "     " '42.00' 8. 8- 0 [tick with cross through it]
1902 May W180 Etching "The Garden" 1 proof '63 00' 12. 12. 0. [tick with cross through it]
   "      W164 "The Beadstringers 1    " '42.00' 8. 8. 0 [tick with cross through it]
   "      Oil Painting[9] Marine "Grey & Silver, Trouville" for W K Bixby Esq.[10] =250 g 262. 10. 0 [tick]
   "      Pastel - A young girl rested on a sofa holding a doll - "The Violet Cap" - [tick]      
   "         "      A woman sitting in a chair holding a baby - Each 150. gs = 315. 0.  0 [cross]
   "      Oil painting "Little Lady Sophie" 800 gs = [tick with a cross through it, and a tick] 840. 0. 0 [tick]
   "         "     " "La Cigale" 400 " = [tick with a cross through it, and a tick] 420. 0. 0 [tick]
   "         "     " "Phryne" 600 " = [tick with a cross through it, and a tick] 630. 0. 0 [cross]
   "      Pastel Standing female writing on the wall [tick with a cross through it, and a tick]      
   "         "      A woman lying on a sofa Each 150 gs [tick with a cross through it, and a tick] 315. 0.   0 [cross]
        £2.915. 17. 0
  Paid by Mr Freer October 1894 £1050.      
     "     "   "     " June 1902 £2000 3.050 0.   0.  
      Amount due from Mr Whistler £134. 3.   0.  

 

In progress for Mr Freer. Unpaid -
"The Little Blue Girl    "     "
"The Little Red Glove. "
Portrait of Mr Freer "

O. K.

J. McNeill Whistler

[butterfly signature]


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Notes:

1.  [23 March 1900/June 1902]
Dated from a very similar account at #04332. See also #11672.

2.  Charles Lang Freer
Charles Lang Freer (1856-1919), industrialist, collector and founder of the Freer Gallery of Art [more].

3.  MsDS
This is possibly written in part in the hand of Rosalind Birnie Philip (1873-1958), JW's sister-in-law [more]. The signature and 'O. K.' is in JW's hand.

4.  Company of the Butterfly
The company was founded by JW in order to sell his works direct to the public. JW acquired the lease of a shop at 2 Hinde Street, Manchester Square in April 1897 and employed Mrs Christine Anderson as manager. However, the company was not a success and lasted only from 1898 to 1901.

5.  Lithographs
Needlework (C.149); Father and Son (C.123); Savoy Pigeons (C.154).

6.  Chelsea Children
Chelsea Children (M.1511).

7.  Lithograph
Study of a Horse (C.132).

8.  Etchings
Terrace, Luxembourg Gardens, No.1 (K.425); Café Luxembourg (K.434); Garden (K.210); Bead-Stringers (K.198).

9.  Oil painting
Paintings listed in this document are: Blue and Silver: Trouville (YMSM 66); Rose and Gold: The Little Lady Sophie of Soho (YMSM 504); Rose and Brown: La Cigale (YMSM 495); Purple and Gold: Phryne the Superb! - Builder of Temples (YMSM 490).

10.  W K Bixby Esq.
William Keeney Bixby (1857-1931), business man and collector [more].

11.  Portrait of Mr Freer
Double underlined.