The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler

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Documents associated with: 'Notes' - 'Harmonies' - 'Nocturnes', H. Wunderlich and Co., New York, 1889
Record 16 of 32

System Number: 07167
Date: 11 January 1889
Author: Edward Guthrie Kennedy[1]
Place: New York
Recipient: Charles James Whistler Hanson[2]
Place: [London]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler W1155
Document Type: ALS

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

Jan. 11th 1889.

Charles J. Hanson Esq.

Dear Sir:

We send addressed to you by this mail an etching of the "Little Lagoon[3]". It is owned by a gentleman who has a number of Mr. Whistler's etchings. He has lost the signature and would be gratified if Mr. Whistler would put his name on the face of it, or on a piece of paper added to the bottom of the print. Will you kindly ask Mr. Whistler to sign it?

We telegraphed Mr. Whistler about the prints, drawings &c, which we were to have a month or two ago for exhibition[4]. It is unfor-[p. 2]-fortunate [sic] that we have not got them, but we trust that they will be on the way by the time this reaches you. We write to you, as Mr. Whistler's [sic] may, perhaps, be out of town. Kindly let us hear from you by return mail & oblige,

Yours very truly,

H. Wunderlich & Co.


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

2.  Charles James Whistler Hanson
Charles James Whistler Hanson (1870-1935), engineer, son of JW and Louisa Fanny Hanson [more].

3.  Little Lagoon
The Little Lagoon (K.186).

4.  exhibition
'Notes' - 'Harmonies' - 'Nocturnes', H. Wunderlich and Co., New York, 1889, was the first substantial exhibition of JW's work in America.