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System Number: 00880
Date: 6 October 1886
Author: W. A. Killen[1]
Place: [London]
Recipient: JW
Place: [London]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler D86
Document Type: MsDS[2]

'Received from J McN Whistler the following proofs:

Lagoon Noon[3]  .........  13.
Quiet Canal  .........  11.
Rialto - -   .........  25 - (one destroyed[4])
Ponte Piovan .........   7.
Little Court - .......  78. (one destroyed)
Temple       .........   4.
Furnace Nocturne - ...   3.
Salute Dawn  .........  14.  

Oct. 6. 1886'

W A Killen

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1.  W. A. Killen
W. A. Killen, employee of Messrs Dowdeswell.

2.  MsDS
This list is in JW's hand but is signed by Killen.

3.  Lagoon Noon
These etchings, Lagoon: Noon (K.216), La Salute: Dawn (K.215), The Rialto (K.211), Ponte del Piovan (K.209), Little Court (K.236), Temple (K.234), Nocturne: Furnace (K.213), and La Salute: Dawn (K.215), are from A Set of twenty-six etchings of Venice, 1886 (the second 'Venice set') (K.196-216, 233-237). (excat 6).

4.  destroyed
The edition was limited to thirty impressions of each etching - plus twelve extra of fifteen etchings (K.196-198. 201, 202, 204-207, 209-214). Thus, 40 impressions of The Rialto (K.211) and 30 of Little Court (K.236) having been printed, the copperplates were cancelled, and a proof of the cancelled plate printed to show the edition was complete.