Documents associated with: Mr Whistler's Lithographs, The Fine Art Society, London, 1895
Record 19 of 84
System Number: 01304
Date: 6 November 1895
Author: Marcus Bourne Huish
Place: [Lyme Regis]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler F236
Document Type: ALS
BY SPECIAL APPOINTMENT
[Royal coat of arms]
TO H. R. H. THE PRINCE OF WALES.
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.
Novr 6th 1895.
Dear Mr Whistler
I was very glad to hear the result of Mr Browns visit & I have to thank you for it & for your very courteous reception of him.
Enclosed I send you the headings of what I understand [p. 2] to have been arranged between you - & which I am ready to confirm - the only thing that I would ask is that you should fix the price of the lithographs, as of course you might do so at a prohibiting price - & so render it impossible for us to sell - but I understand that you have no intention of altering them materially.
I also send a list [p. 3] of the etchings at Ways.
Will you erase any which you do not wish exhibited & let us have this by return as we have to have the
frames mounts put in hand.
Mr Brown wishes me to ask you whether you wish all the lithographs put into equal sized frames [p. 4] reducing the margins of the mount *
He will We send you rough specimens of the frame tomorrow tonight.
Believe me to be
Marcus B Huish
* Are the prints to be cut in any case
2. Mr Browns visit
Ernest George Brown (1853 or 1854-1915), assistant manager at the Fine Art Society [more], had just visited JW in Lyme Regis to arrange matters for JW's exhibition, Mr Whistler's Lithographs, The Fine Art Society, London, 1895. This opened on 7 December. See also E. G. Brown to JW, 8 November 1895, #01305.