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Documents associated with: Exhibition, Arrangement in Brown and Gold
Record 15 of 15

System Number: 08705
Date: [1/15 May 1886][1]
Author: JW
Place: [London]
Recipient: Charles William Dowdeswell[2]
Place: [London]
Repository: Library of Congress
Call Number: Rare Books and Manuscripts Division
Document Type: AL/AD[3]


Dear Mr Dowdeswell,

I am sure that it will give you pleasure to see that "Catherine"[4] has a nice visit [of the?] in the Brown & Gold room[5] -

[p. 2] French Set[6] in 1858
Thames set in 1871
Venice in 1880

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Notes:

1.  [1/15 May 1886]
Dated from reference to exhibition (see below).

2.  Charles William Dowdeswell
Charles William Dowdeswell (1832-1915), art dealer [more].

3.  AL/AD
These are two separate fragments, but may relate to the same business. The first fragment (p. 1) may be a visiting card.

4.  Catherine
'Catherine', possibly a nickname, unidentified.

5.  Brown & Gold room
A reference to the decorative scheme in the gallery for JW's solo exhibition 'Notes' - 'Harmonies' - 'Nocturnes', Second Series, Messrs Dowdeswell, London, 1886.

6.  French Set ... Venice in 1880
References to Twelve Etchings from Nature, 1858 (the 'French Set', K.9-11, 13-17, 19, 21, 22, 24). (excat 3), A Series of Sixteen Etchings of Scenes on the Thames, 1871 (the 'Thames Set') (K.38-44, 46, 52, 66, 68, 71, 74-76, 95) (excat 4) and Mr Whistler's Etchings of Venice, 1880 (the first 'Venice Set') (K. 183-189, 191-195). (excat 5).

7.  Wedmore
Frederick Wedmore (1844-1921), art critic [more]. This reference and the sum below it may relate to Wedmore, Sir Frederick, Whistler's Etchings: a Study and a Catalogue, London, 1886.