Documents associated with: Mr Whistler's Etchings, The Fine Art Society, London, 1883
Record 10 of 54
System Number: 10016
Date: [January 1883?]
Recipient: Mortimer Luddington Menpes
Repository: Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center, University of Texas, Austin, TX
Document Type: ALS
KING WILLIAM STREET,
STRAND, W. C.
Did n't I lend you the little anvil for hammering up the plates? -
If you have it, and are coming down to see me tomorrow morning do bring it to the Studio with you -
You got off completely today and left me alone with the builder people -
1. [January 1883?]
Dated from reference to the printing of JW's etchings, probably of Venice (see Mr Whistler's Etchings of Venice, 1880 (the first 'Venice Set') (K. 183-189, 191-195). (excat 5) and A Set of twenty-six etchings of Venice, 1886 (the second 'Venice set') (K.196-216, 233-237). (excat 6)). It may also relate to Mr Whistler's Etchings, The Fine Art Society, London, 1883 which opened on 17 February.
Letter written at right-angles to printed address.
That is, etching plates; to make corrections to the copperplates, JW heated the plate and beat out the required area with a hammer. The plate was then burnished and reworked.