The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler

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Documents associated with: Mr Whistler's Lithographs, The Fine Art Society, London, 1895
Record 17 of 84

System Number: 02981
Date: [5 November 1895?][1]
Author: JW
Place: [Lyme Regis]
Recipient: Marcus Bourne Huish[2]
Place: [London]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler LB 3/43
Document Type: ALS/PD

Dear Mr Huish -

That paragraph for the paper will never do! It looks as if for twenty years I had been labouring away at Lithographs! which Pennell[3] notwithstanding, is hardly the case!

So I am sending you something that might perhaps put a prettier colour upon it -

I sent you the piece of frame back yesterday with note upon it - - so thats all right! -

The list I shall send you directly -

Also here is the kind of invitation[4] for the [p. 2] Private View (enclosed) -

Hadn't you better get it properly copied & let us look at it? -

I think thats all for the moment -             I was delighted to have Mr Brown[5] here - and only regretted that you had not come with him -

Cela sera pour une autre fois[6]! I hope -

Always sincerely

[butterfly signature]

[enclosed is an invitation card for the show Etchings and Dry Points - Arrangement in White and Yellow]

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1.  [5 November 1895?]
Dated by the reference to E. G. Brown's visit to Lyme Regis, on 4 November 1895.

2.  Marcus Bourne Huish
Marcus Bourne Huish (1843 - d.1921), barrister, writer and art dealer, Director of the Fine Art Society [more]. He was planning Mr Whistler's Lithographs, The Fine Art Society, London, 1895.

3.  Pennell
Joseph Pennell (1860-1926), printer and illustrator, JW's biographer [more]. Pennell had written an introduction to the catalogue for JW's forthcoming exhibition Mr Whistler's Lithographs, The Fine Art Society, London, 1895.

4.   invitation
Enclosed with this letter is an invitation from a previous exhibition, 'Etchings and Dry Points - Arrangement in White & Yellow' (Mr Whistler's Etchings, The Fine Art Society, London, 1883).

5.  Mr Brown
Ernest George Brown (1853 or 1854-1915), assistant manager at the Fine Art Society [more].

6.  Cela sera pour une autre fois
Fr., That will be for another time.