The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler

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Documents associated with: 'Notes' - 'Harmonies' - 'Nocturnes', Messrs Dowdeswell, London, 1884
Record 6 of 69

System Number: 01161
Date: 25 October 1883
Author: Marcus Bourne Huish[1]
Place: London
Recipient: JW
Place: [London]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler F93
Document Type: ALS

148, NEW BOND ST. W.

25 Octr 1883.

My dear Whistler.

I shall not be in Town again until the End of next week, but I will call upon you then if I do not see you in the mean time -

I am afraid that our next seasons Exhibitions[2] are already arranged for but we must see what[3] we can do:

Faith[full]y yours

Marcus B Huish

[p. 2] "Celui qui[4] vit sans folie n'est pas si sage qu'il le croit."
La Rochefoucault

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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.  Exhibitions
JW seems to have proposed another exhibition to Huish (see JW to M. B. Huish, #01162). Instead he transferred to Messrs Dowdeswell for 'Notes' - 'Harmonies' - 'Nocturnes', Messrs Dowdeswell, London, 1884.

3.  see what ... do
Written at right-angles to the main text, in the left-hand margin.

4.  Celui qui ... La Rochefoucault
Fr., he who lives without folly is not as wise as he thinks; from François de la Rochefoucauld, Maximes, 1665, 'Qui vit sans folie, n'est pas si sage qu'on croit'. This note is written in JW's hand.