Documents associated with: Mr Whistler's Lithographs, The Fine Art Society, London, 1895
Record 11 of 84
System Number: 01299
Date: 15 October 1895
Author: Marcus Bourne Huish
Place: [Lyme Regis]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler F231
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.
Octr 15th 1895.
Agreement not yet to hand
Dear Mr Whistler
As I wired you the proofs have arrived from Paris & they are being checked & we will send down checked list tomorrow. I am sending for Way Junr to go thro' them & select the proofs for framing which he thinks that you would like - Is this right or [p. 2] shall we do it?
Notice to the press will go out to 250 papers tomorrow
- We have had an Ensign out for the last Exhibition which has brought the people in splendidly - Have you any objection to one - with any lettering or colour you wish - I shd suggest Exhibition of Mr Whistlers Lithographs
- in black on yellow with yellow border - & perhaps your butterfly on - What say you?
Marcus B Huish
[p. 3] I return you your list of lithographs sent from Paris - It is not very accurate.
No. 1. There are 12 not 11
21. There are 9 not 4
24 There are 12 not 13
25 " 5 not 4
36 " 20 not 19.
Agreement just arrived as post is going. Mr Huish will look it through and return it to night.
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 preparations for Mr Whistler's Lithographs, The Fine Art Society, London, 1895, which opened on 7 December.
2. see within
Double underlined. 'Agreement ... within' is written over the heading.
The Duet, No. 2 (C.96), Stéphane Mallarmé (C.60), The Draped Figure, Back View (C.77), Red House, Paimpol (C.66) and Yellow House, Lannion (C.67) were printed by Belfont in Paris and not by JW's London printer Thomas Way.
5. Exhibition of Mr Whistlers Lithographs
Text written within a sketch of a rectangular flag.