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System Number: 13405
Date: [1887/1888?][1]
Author: JW
Place: [London]
Recipient: The Fine Art Society[2]
Recipient: [London]
Repository: Hunterian Art Gallery, University of Glasgow
Call Number: GLAHA 46118
Document Type: AD


Nocturne[3] -  30 -
Steps -  30 -
Sunset -  20
Winter -  20
[illegible]  30
  130
   
Dyer  10 -
[Lagoon?]   4 -
Vine   6

 

[sketch of ship[4]]


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Notes:

1.  [1887/1888?]
This drawing was acquired by Charles James Whistler Hanson (1870-1935), engineer, son of JW and Louisa Fanny Hanson [more]. He acted as JW's secretary between 1887 and 1888. The Hunterian Art Gallery dates this item as 'c. 1887'.

2.  Fine Art Society
Art dealers and print publishers, who held exhibitions of JW's etchings and pastels in 1880, 1881 and 1883.

3.  Nocturne
This list may indicate the prices of works sold or for sale. Originally it was thought to summarise the printing of Whistler's Venice etchings (see Ship (M.1146)). The summary titles are misleading, but there are no etchings with 'Sunset' or 'Winter' in the title. The first five may be Venice pastels, since many show sunsets and others include the word 'Winter' in the title, including The Brown Morning - Winter (M.746) and Campo Sta. Marta - Winter Evening (M.753). These are followed by three etchings, possibly The Dyer (K.219), Long Lagoon (K.203) and Doorway and Vine (K.196). The prices seem rather low for pastels but normal for etchings.

4.  sketch of ship
A rough pen sketch, Ship (M.1146). This could be related to Nocturne (K.184), The Little Lagoon (K.186), or The Riva, No.1 (K.192), all etchings which were completed in London. The drawing is sideways on to the list so they are not necessarily connected.