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System Number: 10775
Date: 2 March 1889
Author: JW
Place: [London]
Recipient: Algernon Graves[1]
Place: [London]
Repository: Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
Call Number: f MS A 1412
Credit Line: Published by permission of the Houghton Library, Harvard University
Document Type: MsLS[2]


If you are able to sell the "Ruskin[3]["] for 400£ - Firewheel[4] for 400£ or the Miss Franklin for 350£ you are at liberty to deduct from the price - 10% for the sale and also 75£ still due by me on Miss Franklin[5] and 35£ due on the two Nocturnes

J. McN. Whistler

March 2/89.


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Notes:

1.  Algernon Graves
Algernon Graves (1845-1922), of H. Graves and Co., print dealers [more].

2.  MsLS
Written in an unknown hand and signed by JW.

3.  Ruskin
Nocturne in Black and Gold: The Falling Rocket (YMSM 170), which had been the focus of criticism by John Ruskin (1819-1900), critic, social reformer and artist [more].

4.  Firewheel
Nocturne: Black and Gold - The Fire Wheel (YMSM 169) and Arrangement in Black and Brown: The Fur Jacket (YMSM 181), as well as Nocturne in Black and Gold: The Falling Rocket (YMSM 170), had been security for loans.

5.  Miss Franklin
Arrangement in Black and Brown: The Fur Jacket (YMSM 181).