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System Number: 10924
Date: 31 December 1890[1]
Author: Henry Graves[2]
Place: [London]
Recipient: JW
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: AD


Still due on pictures
Carlyle Picture[3] £300 0 0      
paid Jan 11, 1881   50 0 0      
   250 0 0      
paid Sept 29. 1887 30        220  0  0
Mrs Whistler picture[4]  200 0 0      
paid Feb 10. 1881   50            
   150 0 0      
paid May 9. 1882   50 0 0  100  0  0
Two Nocturnes[5]   85 0 0      
paid April 26. 1883   50 0 0   35  0  0
        £355  0  0
Interest on Carlyle         98  2  6
   "     "  Mrs Whistler         41 13  4
   "     "  2 Nocturnes          9 18  4
[14 14 2?]       £504 14  2
Picture of Miss Franklin[6]         75  0  0
Balance due to H. Graves & Co       £579 14  2

 

The arrangement was made at the time of purchase of Carlyle that if sold Mr Whistler & H. Graves & Co were to divide all over £300. unless Mr Whistler settled up before.

Purchase 135 -
Interest 100
[Total?] 235

 

[circled:] '22'

See over

[p. 2] Balance due Decr 31. 1888 579 14 2
1 years Interest  "      "  1889  28 19 6
1  "     "   "      "     1890  28 19 6
  537 13 2
less Cash Decr 31/90  75  -   - 
  462 13 2

 


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Notes:

1.  31 December 1890
This is the last date on the account.

2.  Henry Graves
Henry Graves (1806-1892), print dealer and founder of H. Graves and Co. [more]. Algernon Graves had written to JW on 11 December 1890 (#01831). The firm had lent JW money using his pictures as security.

3.  Carlyle Picture
Arrangement in Grey and Black, No. 2: Portrait of Thomas Carlyle (YMSM 137).

4.  Mrs Whistler picture
Arrangement in Grey and Black: Portrait of the Painter's Mother (YMSM 101).

5.  Nocturnes
Probably Nocturne: Black and Gold - The Fire Wheel (YMSM 169) and Nocturne in Black and Gold: The Falling Rocket (YMSM 170).

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