Documents associated with: 'Notes' - 'Harmonies' - 'Nocturnes', Messrs Dowdeswell, London, 1884
Record 16 of 69
System Number: 08719
Date: [20 March 1884/1886?]
Author: Walter Dowdeswell
Repository: Library of Congress
Call Number: Rare Books and Manuscripts Division
Document Type: MsD
DOWDESWELL [& DOWDESWELLS]
FINE ART PUBLISH[ERS]
TWO DOORS FROM THE GROSVENOR GALLERY,
133, NEW BOND STREET,
March 20th, 1884.
TELEPHONE NO. 3779.
Dear Sir -
[p. 2] Although Mr W's style is unsurpassed his pictures do not primarily charm by their beauty & [trick?] or art of "picture making" - they fascinate us first because they because this they tell us that he has looked long and hard at Nature show us well what he has seen and he has well learned to see
[p. 3] Of those marked x, twelve extra impressions will be taken
at and sold separately at guineas each -
The plates will then be destroyed and impressions taken to show their condition.
Dowdeswell & Dowdeswells.
133 New Bond Street W.
1. [20 March 1884/1886?]
Dated from first and last dates on document.
This is a series of notes and jottings in Dowdeswell's hand. The first part may relate to JW's exhibition 'Notes' - 'Harmonies' - 'Nocturnes', Messrs Dowdeswell, London, 1884. The second page appears to be notes for the prospectus for Mr Whistler's Etchings of Venice, 1880 (the first 'Venice Set') (K. 183-189, 191-195). (excat 5), to be published shortly by Dowdeswell's. The first proofs were delivered on 2 April 1886 (receipt, #00863).