Documents associated with: Exposition Internationale de Peinture et de Sculpture, Galerie Georges Petit, Paris, 1887
Record 11 of 23
FINCHLEY ROAD STATION.
54, BROADHURST GARDENS,
SOUTH HAMPSTEAD. N. W.
The Fine Art Society have had the cheek to send me a cheque for
£54. 19. 6 !!!
as the amount due for your etchings.
Now surely Browne's [sic] own bill if I am not quite mistaken ran into seventy odd pounds! To say nothing of the two purloined etchings of [p. 2] which you have a written proof in Browne's original receipt.
If this is so surely you have a very ugly case against them.
I returned the cheque registered saying that it bore no sort of prop[ortio]n to the value of collection of etchings entrusted by me & sold without authority & told them to write direct to you -
How's Paris & the Show?
1. [May 1887?]
Dated by Sickert's known association with JW, and a possible reference to a Paris exhibition (see below).
3. Fine Art Society
Art dealers in New Bond Street.
5. two purloined etchings
Brown appears to have sold two etchings without authorisation from JW, and JW and Sickert were determined to get as much compensation as possible. The 'purloined proofs' are also mentioned in #05429, #01960, and #01961.
6. Paris & the Show
Possibly Exposition Internationale de Peinture et de Sculpture, Galerie Georges Petit, Paris, 1887.