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System Number: 10922
Date: [2 March 1889?[1]]
Author: JW
Place: [London]
Recipient: Henry Graves and Co.[2]
Place: [London]
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
Call Number: f MS A 1412
Credit Line: Published by permission of the Houghton Library, Harvard University
Document Type: ADS

"Nocturne[3] in Black & Gold" -
(Ruskin[4] -).. . . . . : 400 -.

Nocturne in Black & Gold No 2 -
The Firewheel - : 400

Arrangement in Black No. : 350 -

J. McN. Whistler

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1.  2 March 1889?
Dated by reference to paintings and prices, similar to those in a note from JW to A. Graves, 2 March 1889 (#10775).

2.  Henry Graves and Co
Henry Graves (1806-1892), print dealer and founder of H. Graves and Co. [more].

3.  Nocturne
The paintings referred to are Nocturne: Black and Gold - The Fire Wheel (YMSM 169), Nocturne in Black and Gold: The Falling Rocket (YMSM 170), and probably Arrangement in Black and Brown: The Fur Jacket (YMSM 181). The Falling Rocket was targetted in Ruskin, John, 'Letter the Seventy-ninth' Fors Clavigera, 2 July 1877, pp. 181-213. At least two of these paintings were surety for loans to JW by Graves and Co.

4.  Ruskin
John Ruskin (1819-1900), critic, social reformer and artist [more].