Documents associated with: Mr Whistler's Lithographs, The Fine Art Society, London, 1895
Record 27 of 84
System Number: 01298
Date: 13 November 1895
Author: Marcus Bourne Huish
Place: [Lyme Regis]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler F230
Document Type: ALS
BY SPECIAL APPOINTMENT / TO H.R.H. THE PRINCE OF WALES
[royal coat of arms]
FIRST SPECIAL AWARD / SYDNEY INTERNATIONAL / EXHIBITION. 1879
DIPLOMA OF HONOUR / VIENNA. 1883
TELEGRAPHIC ADDRESS: / "FINART, LONDON." [...]
THE FINE ART SOCIETY / LIMD.
148, NEW BOND ST. / W.
Nov 13th 1895
Dear Mr Whistler
I went into the City today & after a very lengthy wait for one whose time is money I saw Mr. W. Webb. I left the Draft agreement with him & he said that he wd draw it up & write you - I gathered [p. 2] that he would advise you to give us the 25% all through - but 15% only to the trade. To this I would assent although I am afraid that with the 15% we shall not sell nearly as many through that medium. You must remember that henceforth there will be all these other
etchings lithographs competing on which depend upon it at least 1/3rd will be given - A dealer cannot afford to [p. 3] put into stock articles which he has to pay for pretty promptly, which he may be months before he sells & yet many more months before he sees his money back
I suppose he will hurry up the agreement.
Believe me to be
Marcus B Huish
1. Marcus Bourne Huish
Marcus Bourne Huish (1843 - d.1921), barrister, writer and art dealer, Director of the Fine Art Society [more]. This letter relates to JW's forthcoming exhibition, Mr Whistler's Lithographs, The Fine Art Society, London, 1895, which opened on 7 December. Agreements were exchanged about 22 November (see G. & W. Webb to JW, #06225).