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System Number: 13022
Date: 17 January 1887[1]
Author: JW
Place: [London]
Recipient: Dowdeswell and Dowdeswell[2]
Place: [London]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler NB 1/33/2
Document Type: ADS

1887. Dowdeswells & Sons. -
Jan. 17. Nocturne Palaces[4] Three proofs.  3.
San Giorgio.    Sixteen   "  & one destroyed 17.
Long Venice.   Twenty two   "   & one destroyed 23. 
Received as per above: W A Killen[5]  
Plates destroyed[6] -  
"Drury Lane" - "Fishing Boat". "Long Lagoon".  3
"Little Court" - "Long Venice" - "Salute Dawn" -  3
"Lagoon Noon" "Lobster Pots" - "Ponte Piovan"  3
"Quiet Canal" "Rialto" "San Giorgio" -  3
"Temple" "Upright Venice." "Wheelwright" -  3
Received same time  
    W A Killen  


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1.  17 January 1887
This entry in JW's ledger is dated in the margin. It comes below a receipt dated 15 January (#13021).

2.  Dowdeswell and Dowdeswell
Dowdeswell and Dowdeswell, print dealers and publishers. Their copy of this receipt is #08664.

3.  33
Printed at top of page in ledger, on right.

4.  Nocturne Palaces
These etchings, Nocturne: Palaces (K.202), San Giorgio (K.201) and Long Venice (K.212), were for A Set of twenty-six etchings of Venice, 1886 (the second 'Venice set') (K.196-216, 233-237). (excat 6). Fifteen of the twenty-six etchings had been completed, and the copperplates cancelled to show that the edition was limited. Those cancelled here were Drury Lane (K.237), Fishing-Boat (K.208), Long Lagoon (K.203), Little Court (K.236), Long Venice (K.212), La Salute: Dawn (K.215), Lagoon: Noon (K.216), Lobster Pots (K.235), Ponte del Piovan (K.209), Quiet Canal (K.214), The Rialto (K.211), San Giorgio (K.201), Temple (K.234), Upright Venice (K.205) and Wheelwright (K.233).

5.  W A Killen
W. A. Killen, employee of Messrs Dowdeswell. This is Killen's signature (he has also signed at the foot of the table).

6.  Plates destroyed
From here to the end all text is written in red ink.