The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler

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Documents associated with: 50 Etchings and Drypoints (Venice Second Series), H. Wunderlich and Co., New York, 1883
Record 5 of 5

System Number: 07154
Date: 22 September 1885
Author: Hermann Wunderlich & Co.[1]
Place: New York
Recipient: JW
Place: London
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler W1142
Document Type: ALS

[scroll:] H. WUNDERLICH & CO.
H W & CO.
868 B'WAY N- Y-

September 22d 1885

James McNeil [sic] Whistler Esq.

Dear Sir!

About the 9th of August our Mr Kennedy[2] left an order with you for 3 Nocturne palaces[3], 3 The dyer, 2 San Giorgio, 2 Upright Venice and 2 The balcony, which you kindly promised to fill and deliver to Robert Dunthorne[4] in Vigo street.

We have not heard from Mr D. yet in regard to the same and as we need the etchings very much, you would oblige us by sending them without delay. Mr Dunthorne will pay for the etchings on delivery.

Most respectfully

Hermann Wunderlich & Co

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1.  Hermann Wunderlich & Co.
Art dealers and publishers.

2.  Mr Kennedy
Edward Guthrie Kennedy (1849-1932), dealer with H. Wunderlich and Co., New York [more].

3.  Nocturne palaces ... The balcony
Record of the order for etchings is unidentified. However, JW had already exhibited etchings with Wunderlich a couple of years previously (50 Etchings and Drypoints (Venice Second Series), H. Wunderlich and Co., New York, 1883) and he continued to sell his work through the firm (see list of etchings, #13091). The etchings referred to here are: Nocturne: Palaces (K.202); The Dyer (K.219); San Giorgio (K.201); Upright Venice (K.205), and The Balcony (K.207).

4.  Robert Dunthorne
Robert Dunthorne (b. ca 1851), of the Rembrandt Gallery, print dealer and publisher [more].