The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler

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Documents associated with: 'Notes' - 'Harmonies' - 'Nocturnes', H. Wunderlich and Co., New York, 1889
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System Number: 07162
Date: 29 June 1888
Author: JW
Place: London
Recipient: Hermann Wunderlich & Co.[1]
Place: New York
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler W1150
Document Type: MsDS[2]


June 29th 1888 -

Agreement between Mr J. McNeill Whistler of London, and Messrs Hermann Wunderlich & Co New York.

Mr Whistler agrees to furnish to H. Wunderlich & Co by October 8th 1888 for the purpose of Exhibition and sale at least fifty water colour drawings and pastels varying in price from £20 - 0 - 0 upwards, and will allow a commission of 10% on those sold, and in consideration of Mr Whistler furnishing the drawings H. Wunderlich & Co agree to take at least £500 - 0 - 0, worth of the pictures whether these sales reach this amount or not

Messrs Wunderlich & Co further agree to arrange and decorate their galleries for this Whistler exhibition as Mr Whistler shall direct, Messrs Wunderlich & Co defraying all expenses attendant upon the Exhibition - advertisements, etc, etc, etc.

J. McNeill. Whistler -

Hermann Wunderlich & Co

Witnessed by

Beatrix Godwin[3] -

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1.  H. Wunderlich & Co.
Wunderlich had recently visited JW in his studio (see H. Wunderlich to JW #07161, and C. J. W. Hanson to Wunderlich, #03474). 'Notes' - 'Harmonies' - 'Nocturnes', H. Wunderlich and Co., New York, 1889, a large-scale exhibition of his watercolours, oils and pastels, took place in March.

2.  MsDS
Agreement written in the hand of Charles James Whistler Hanson (1870-1935), engineer, son of JW and Louisa Fanny Hanson [more], signed by JW and Wunderlich and witnessed by Beatrix Godwin (see note below). #10620 is a copy of this document.

3.  Beatrix Godwin
Beatrix Whistler (1857-1896), née Beatrice Philip, artist [more]. She still then had the name of her late husband Edward William Godwin (1833-1886), architect and designer [more].