The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler

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Documents associated with: 'Notes' - 'Harmonies' - 'Nocturnes', Messrs Dowdeswell, London, 1884
Record 14 of 69

System Number: 01170
Date: 15 March 1884
Author: Marcus Bourne Huish[1]
Place: London
Recipient: JW
Place: [London]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler F102
Document Type: ALS

148, NEW BOND ST. W.

My dear Whistler

All right - It cant be helped[2]. Im sorry - though I must admit its a load off my mind. not to have this extra work just now.

I can only hope for better luck next time for us & good luck for you with this & next.

Fai[thfu]lly yours

Marcus B Huish

15 Mar 84

Can we hope to have a few proofs of the Kitchen[3] next week

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

2.  It cant be helped
This may refer to a planned exhibition of small works, 'Notes' - 'Harmonies' - 'Nocturnes', Messrs Dowdeswell, London, 1884.

3.  Kitchen
The Kitchen (K.24a) is the only one of JW's etchings to have been published twice. It was printed in its second state by Auguste Delâtre for Twelve Etchings from Nature, 1858 (the 'French Set', K.9-11, 13-17, 19, 21, 22, 24). (excat 3). It was then published by the Fine Art Society in 1884, in its third state, with slight modifications of detail, printing and presentation. Printed in brown ink, trimmed to the platemark, with a tiny tab for the butterfly signature, it conformed to the appearance of Mr Whistler's Etchings of Venice, 1880 (the first 'Venice Set') (K. 183-189, 191-195). (excat 5), published by the FAS in 1880.