Documents associated with: Mr Whistler's Lithographs, The Fine Art Society, London, 1895
Record 40 of 84
System Number: 01312
Date: 19 November 1895
Author: Ernest George Brown
Place: [Lyme Regis]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler F244
Document Type: ALS
BY SPECIAL APPOINTMENT
[Royal coat of arms]
TO H. R. H. THE PRINCE OF WALES.
FIRST SPECIAL AWARD CHICAGO EXHIBITION, 1893.
TELEGRAPHIC ADDRESS: "FINART, LONDON."
THE FINE ART SOCIETY, LIMD.
148, NEW BOND ST
Nov 19th 1895
Dear Mr. Whistler,
The drawing of "Sara" has come with the lithographs and I will do my best to sell it but you said you wanted thirty guineas for it. Thirty-five is just a little too much to do anything with a small profit for us. It is a very pretty thing indeed.
The only man you have to thank is Mr Herbert Marshall who has agreed to move his exhibition into the large room for the last week of his exhibition to make room for [p. 2] you. This will not hurt him as he has sold nearly the whole of his show
I am glad everything is working well as regards to show.
With kind regards,
Yours most sincerely
Ernest G. Brown.
J. McN. Whistler Esq
Sarah Bernhardt (1844-1923), née Henrietta Rosine Bernard, actress [more]. The portrait in fact did not show Bernhardt; it was r.: Maud Franklin; v.: Study of Maud Franklin (M.693), sold at Bullock's bankruptcy sale of Oscar Wilde's effects, 24 April 1895 (cat. no. 123; see D. C. Thomson to JW, 24 April 1895, #05817). JW had offered the drawing to Brown on 21 September 1895, #03626. In the end it was not sold and remained in JW's studio until his death. See also JW to M. B. Huish, #02978 and #01314.
3. Herbert Marshall
Herbert Menzies Marshall (1841-1913), architect and topographical painter [more]. This relates to preparations for Mr Whistler's Lithographs, The Fine Art Society, London, 1895 which opened on 7 December. Marshall's exhibition was due to finish on 14 December.