Documents associated with: lithography prices
Record 14 of 76
System Number: 05794
Date: 7 December 1893
Author: David Croal Thomson
Recipient: Beatrix Whistler
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler T139
Document Type: ALS
THE GOUPIL GALLERY
[Royal coat of arms]
BOUSSOD VALADON & CO.
5, REGENT STREET, S. W.
TELEGRAMS, BOUSSOD, LONDON.
7 Dec. 1893.
Dear Mrs Whistler,
We have received the 3 sets of Fine New Lithographs with very many thanks. They are exquisitely charming & satisfying to the artistic sense.
I asked Mr Whistler about the discount he allows us. Quite faithfully 15% does not pay us & we ought to have 25% as we pay cash &c &c - Now I know that other people ask £3- 3/- for the black & white lithos & £4- 4/- for the coloured ones but this hinders business for £2- 2/- is a fair price at this moment. The question I would ask Mr Whistler to consider [p. 3] is: can he allow us 25% discount or does he object to our asking one guinea [
f?] more than his price - The latter is not right, but we have to put on mounts back & front & this cost us about 1/6 & our whole commission is 4/- for we have to give - & have given 5% discount for each[.] It is in Mr Whistlers interest for you to know all this & to consider if he is not better to dispose of a larger number less 25% than a select few at 15%.
[p. 4] Of the former lithographs - 2 colour &
three four monotone - Mr Whistler is still due us one set. On Oct 7th & 23d we paid you £50 in all (£12. 10 & 37. 10/-) for Four Sets and we have only received 3 sets in all & one design not charg[e]able (Mr Sickert says) sent to Mr Pennell
Business is simply stagnant & we have done nothing in Glasgow, although we had crowds to visit us.
Our new gallery here is very nice & well lighted
Yours very truly
D. C. Thomson
5. bien entendu
Fr., it is understood.
7. Oct 7th
These dates do not match surviving correspondence: on 19 October 1893 Thomson sent JW a cheque for £25 and ordered more lithographs, #05789; JW replied on 11 October 1893, disagreeing about the prices of his lithographs, #08246.
[Exhibition], Boussod, Valadon et Cie., Goupil Gallery, London, at Wellington Studios, Glasgow, 1893.