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Documents associated with: Mr Whistler's Lithographs, The Fine Art Society, London, 1895
Record 81 of 84

System Number: 01342
Date: 7 March 1896
Author: Leonard W. Earle[1]
Place: London
Recipient: JW
Place: [London]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler F274
Document Type: ALS, MsD


BY SPECIAL APPOINTMENT / TO H.R.H. THE PRINCE OF WALES.
[royal coat of arms]
FIRST SPECIAL AWARD / SYDNEY INTERNATIONAL / EXHIBITION. 1879.
MELBOURNE. 1880.
DIPLOMA OF HONOUR / VIENNA. 1883.
TELEGRAPHIC ADDRESS: / "FINART, LONDON." [...]

THE FINE ART SOCIETY. / LIMD.
148, NEW BOND ST. / W.

March 7 1896

Dear Sir.

I regret to say Mr Huish[2] is still away unwell - and I am sorry we misunderstood what you required, enclosed is a statement of sales to date, with regard to the special proofs we have had from the lots Mr Way[3] was to be paid personally, they are [p. 2] those which he charges £1. 0. 0 each for in his bill.

yours faithfully

Leonard W. Earle

J McN Whistler Esqre

[p. 3] List of Sales of Lithography by J. McN. Whistler Esq.
5. No 16 The dancing girl 4/4/- 21 - -
19 " 3 Little Nude Model 4/4/- 79 16 -
3 " 44.   "   Draped Figure 3/3/- 9 9 -
4 " 19 Nude figure reclining 4/4/- 16 16 -
9 " 23. Early Morning 4/4/- 37 16 -
9 " 9. Nocturne 4/4/- 37 16 -
1 " 45. The strong arm 3/3/- 3 3 -
8 " 63. Mother & Child 4/4/- 33 12 -
8 " 51 Limehouse 3/3/- 25 4  
3 " 37 Nursemaid 2/2/- 6 6 -
1 " 22 Reading 2/2/- 2 2 -
6 " 26 Sunday Lyme Regis 3/3/- 18 18 -
6 " 68 The Toilet 3/3/- 18 18 -
2 " 34 The Forge 3/3/- 6 6 -
4 " 17 Gants de Suède 4/4/- 16 16 -
5 " 39 Maunder fish Shop. 4/4/- 21 - -
4 " 57 The Model draping 3/3/- 12 12  
11 " 18 The Smith at the passage &c. 4/4/- 46 4 -
3 " 53 The Smith's Yard. Lyme Regis 4/4/- 12 12 -
1 " 61 Sisters 3/3/- 3 3 -
1 " 35 La belle dame 4/4/- 4 4 -
3 " 41 Old Battersea Bridge 3/3/- 9 9 -
3 " 7 La belle dame endormie 4/4/- 12 12 -
7 " 43 The Canal, Vitré 3/3/- 22 1 -
4 " 59 Draped Model Seated 3/3/- 12 12 -
2 " 24 The Pantheon &c. 2/2/- 4 4 -
3 " 64 La fruiterie 3/3/- 9 9 -
3 " 8 The long gallery 2/2/- 6 6 -
3 " 31 The Steps 3/3/- 9 9 -
2 " 25 The Wheelwright 3/3/- 6 6 -
2 " 11 La robe rouge 4/4/- 8 8 -
2 " 21 The blanchisserie &c. 4/4/- 8 8 -
    C. Fd £ 542 17 -
[p. 4]   B. Fd £ 542 17 -
2 No 58. La jolie New Yorkaise 4/4/- 8 8 -
1 " 29 The little Cafe 2/2/- 2 2 -
1 " 52 The little doorway 3/3/- 3 3 -
6 " 13 The Duet 3/3/- 18 18 -
1 " 1 Rue Furetenburg [sic] 3/3/- 3 3 -
1 " 10 La belle jardinière 4/4/- 4 4 -
1 " 5 Chelsea Rags 3/3/- 3 3 -
1 " 65 Confidences in garden 3/3/- 3 3 -
2 " 50 The Winged hat 4/4/- 8 8 -
1 " 72 Firelight Study 4/4/- 4 4 -
1 " 48 Little draped figure 3/3/- 3 3 -
1 " 66 Red House 4/4/- 4 4 -
1 Figure on garden Steps 3/3/- 3 3 -
1 " 75 (No 2) Mother & Child 4/4/- 4 4 -
2 Evelyn 4/4/- 8 8 -
1 The Smiths Shop 4/4/- 4 4 -
1 The Blacksmith 4/4/- 4 4 -
1 Needlework 4/4/- 4 4 -
1 Kensington Gardens 3/3/- 3 3 -
1 " 3 Little Nude Model 2/2/- 2 2 -
1 Priests house[4] 4/4/- 4 4 -
    £ 646 16 -
    25% 161 14 -
    £ 485[5] 2 -

 


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Notes:

1.  Leonard W. Earle
Leonard W. Earle (b. ca 1863), employee of the Fine Art Society [more]. This letters relates to sales resulting from JW's recent exhibition, Mr Whistler's Lithographs, The Fine Art Society, London, 1895.

2.  Mr Huish
Marcus Bourne Huish (1843 - d.1921), barrister, writer and art dealer, Director of the Fine Art Society [more].

3.  Mr Way
Thomas Way (1837-1915), lithographic printer [more]. Published in Spink, Nesta R., The Lithographs of James McNeill Whistler, gen. eds Harriet K. Stratis and Martha Tedeschi, Chicago, 1998, vol.2, pp. 169-170, app. III.3.

4.  Priests house
The lithographs are The Dancing Girl (C.29); probably The Little Nude Model, Reading (C.33); Little Draped Figure, Leaning (C.76); Nude Model, Reclining (C.73); Early Morning (C.9); Nocturne (C.8); The Strong Arm (C.125); Mother and Child, No. 1 (C.51) (or possibly C.52-C.138); Limehouse (C.7); Nursemaids: 'Les Bonnes du Luxembourg' (C.81); Reading (C.17); Sunday, Lyme Regis (C.134); The Toilet (C.10); The Forge, Passage du Dragon (C.102); Gants de suède (C.35); Maunder's Fish Shop, Chelsea (C.37); Model Draping (C.31); The Smith, Passage du Dragon (C.103); The Smith's Yard (C.124); The Sisters (C.109); La Belle Dame paresseuse (C.98); Old Battersea Bridge, No. 2 (C.13); La Belle Dame endormie (C.108); Vitré: The Canal (C.63); The Draped Figure, Seated (C.72); The Pantheon, from the terrace of the Luxembourg Gardens (C.70); La Fruitière de la rue de Grenelle (C.106); The Long Gallery, Louvre (C.86); The Steps, Luxembourg (C.68); The Tyresmith (C.36); La Robe rouge (C.107); The Laundress: 'La Blanchisseuse de la Place Dauphine' (C.93); La Jolie New Yorkaise (C.99); The Little Café au Bois (C.91); The Little Doorway, Lyme Regis (C.119); The Duet (C.104); Rue Furstenburg (C.97); La Belle Jardinière (C.101); Chelsea Rags (C.26); Confidences in the Garden (C.100); The Winged Hat (C.34); Firelight (C.145) (or possibly C.143, C.144); Little Draped Figure, Leaning (C.76) (also third on list); Red House, Paimpol (C.66); The Steps, Luxembourg (C.68); probably Mother and Child, No. 2 (C.53); Little Evelyn (C.146); probably The Smith's Yard (C.124); The Blacksmith (C.127); Needlework (C.149); Kensington Gardens (C.140); The Little Nude Model, Reading (C.33) (also second on list); The Priest's House, Rouen (C.105).

5.  485
The total is double underlined.