The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler
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System Number: 11845
Date: 2 February 1866
Author: Paul and D. Colnaghi and Co.[1]
Place: London
Recipient: James Anderson Rose[2]
Place: [London]
Repository: Library of Congress
Call Number: Manuscripts Division, Pennell-Whistler Collection, PWC 2/48/96
Document Type: ALS


14. Pall Mall East

Feby 2nd. 1866

Dear Sir

Whistler Etchings

We have turned this matter over and over again, but cannot, with every disposition to buy the plates[4], make you any further offer for them.

Thanking you very much for the trouble you have taken

We are
Dear Sir
Yours very truly

P. & D. Colnaghi & Co -

J. Anderson Rose. Esq.

[p. 2] 'Colnaghi[5] 2 Feby 1866
Whistler's etchings'

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1.  Paul and D. Colnaghi and Co.
London printsellers.

2.  James Anderson Rose
James Anderson Rose (1819-1890), solicitor [more].

3.  '96'
Written in another hand; related legal documents in Rose's office were numbered, probably by his clerk.

4.  plates
JW had departed for Valparaiso, Chile where he would spend the next eight months as a bystander to the Chilean-Peruvian conflict with the Spanish government. Before his departure, he instructed Rose to act on his behalf for the sale of fifteen etched copper plates. These probably included etchings from 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) such as The Little Pool (K.74) and Old Hungerford Bridge (K.76). See also #11482, the legal document drawn up by Rose.

5.  Colnaghi ... etchings
Written in another hand.