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System Number: 13088
Date: [1877-1903][1]
Author: JW
Place: [London]
Recipient: [none]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler NB 1/117
Document Type: A/MsD


[engraved title affixed on marbled paper inside cover of album:] DRAPER'S PATENT SEMI DETACHED DOUBLE REFERENCE INDEX [...]

[p. 2] Angus, Craibe & Son[2]. page 70

[p. 3] [the upper third of this page has been cut away]
Old Battersea Bridge[3] printing entered on page 23.

Boussod-Valadon & Co[4] page 60
S. Bing[5]. 22. Rue de Provence. page - 40

[p. 4] Camentron - G.[6] 43. Rue Laffitte.
Canfield. R. A.[7] Pages 108. & 109.

[p. 5] Dowdeswell[8] pages 33. 34. 35 & 32
Dunthrone. R[9]. page. 61.

[p. 6] Flower - Wickham[10] - page - 2 -
Fine Art Society[11] page 5
   "     "       105 -
   "     "       10
Charles L Freer[12] - Detroit. . Michigan Page 9
Figuet, Henri[13] - 145 - Rue de Longchamps - page 40.    "  92.
Eddy, Arthur. J[14]. 1718. Alexander Avenue. Chicago.
Hernu Péron Co.[15] [Hernu?]
(95. Rue des Marais - Brokers)

[p. 7] Gosselin[16]. Marchand d'estampes. 57. Quai des Grands Augustins
             page - 106
Goupil & Co[17]   "  60

[p. 8] J. P. Heseltine[18] (196 Queens Gate S. W.) Page. 58.

[p. 9] Keppel, F[19]. page 90.
Knoedler. R. F[20].  "  110
Knowles, Charles J[21].   78.

[p. 10] Joshua, Samuel[22]. page. 55.

[p. 11] Mansfield, Howard[23]. page. 75.

[p. 12]
McLean - Ths[24]. page 3 - 4 -
McLean       page 25.

[p. 13] Entry of printing[25] Various page 31

H. M. The Queen[26] -     page. 101. -

[p. 14] Venice[27]. Subscriptions, List of - page 100 -
Venice First Series[28] of 12. Plates -
property of 'The Fine Art Society'.

Venice. Second Series[29]. own property -
Aug 1882.

[p. 15] List of Plates - Venice 2nd Series -
1. "The Dyer - "
2. "Nocturne - Palaces".
3. "The Garden -"
4. The Upright Venice.
5. The long Venice -
6. Venice Dawn -
7. Little long Salute - (dry point)
8. The Bridge -
9. The Balcony -
10. San Biagio -
11. San Giorgio -
12. The long Lagoon -
13. The Fishing boat -
14. The Fish Shop -
15. The Furnace Nocturne
16. The Woolcarders - (dry Point)
17. The Fruit stall -
18. Riva No. 2 -
19. The Rialto -
20. The Stables (dry Point)
21. Turkeys -
22. Islands Evening (dry Point)
23. Salute Nocturne -
24. Shipping Nocturne -
25 Old Women bead stringing (dry point)
26 Venetian family[30] -
27. - Little lagoon Noon -
28. "Ponte del Piovan"
29. The Quiet Canal -

[p. 16]
Wunderlich[31] - 24
        "       81


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Notes:

1.  [1877-1903]
This is the index to a ledger, with entries written in many different hands. The earliest transactions recorded relate to 1877 (see #12987, 12988), and the index and ledger were used intermittently right up to Whistler's death in 1903.

2.  Angus, Craibe & Son
J. Craibe Angus, art dealer, of Craibe Angus and Son, Glasgow [more]. Possibly written by Charles James Whistler Hanson (1870-1935), engineer, son of JW and Louisa Fanny Hanson [more]. See #13045.

3.  Old Battersea Bridge
Old Battersea Bridge (K.177). Written by Mary Maud Franklin (1857- ca 1941), JW's model and mistress [more].

4.  Boussod-Valadon & Co
Art dealers in Paris and London. See #13038, #13095, and #13096. Written in another hand.

5.  S. Bing
Siegfried ('Samuel') Bing (1838-1905), Paris art dealer and specialist in oriental art [more]. See #13034.

6.  Camentron - G.
G. Carmentron, art dealer at 43 rue Lafitte, Paris. Possibly written in another hand.

7.  Canfield. R. A.
Richard Albert Canfield (1855-1914), gambler [more]. Written by Rosalind Birnie Philip (1873-1958), JW's sister-in-law [more]. For Canfield's account, see #13079.

8.  Dowdeswell
Messrs Dowdeswell and Dowdeswell, art dealers and print publishers. Written in another hand, possibly by Charles James Whistler Hanson (1870-1935), engineer, son of JW and Louisa Fanny Hanson [more]. See accounts at #13020-32, #13035, #13047-56, and #13092.

9.  Dunthrone. R
Robert Dunthorne (b. ca 1851), of the Rembrandt Gallery, print dealer and publisher [more]. See accounts at #13039-43. Written in another hand.

10.  Flower - Wickham
Wickham Flower (b. ca 1836), solicitor and collector [more]. See #12989.

11.  Fine Art Society
Art dealers and print publishers in London. See accounts at #12991-94, #12996-97, #12999to #13004, #13009, #13074-75, #13090, #13098, and #13644-45. Written in another hand.

12.  Charles L Freer
Charles Lang Freer (1856-1919), industrialist, collector and founder of the Freer Gallery of Art [more]. See #13065-67. Written in hand of Beatrix Whistler (1857-1896), née Beatrice Philip, artist [more].

13.  Figuet, Henri
H. Fiquet, collector or dealer. See #13033.

14.  Eddy, Arthur. J
Arthur Jerome Eddy (1859-1920), writer and collector [more].

15.  Hernu Péron Co.
A firm of brokers in Paris.

16.  Gosselin
Edmund Gosselin (1849-1917), reproductive etcher and Paris print dealer [more]. See #13076.

17.  Goupil & Co
Fine art and print dealers in Paris and London. Written in another hand.

18.  J. P. Heseltine
John Postle Heseltine (1843-1929), accountant, amateur etcher, collector of prints and drawings [more]. See #13037, #13093-94. Written in another hand.

19.  Keppel, F
Frederick Keppel (1845-1912), New York print dealer [more]. See #13063-64. Written in another hand.

20.  Knoedler. R. F
Roland F. Knoedler, art dealer. See #13660 and #13080. Written in another hand.

21.  Knowles, Charles J
Charles John Knowles (1840-1900), collector [more]. See #13050. Written in another hand.

22.  Joshua, Samuel
Samuel Joshua (b. 1833 or 1834), merchant and patron [more]. See #13036. Written in another hand.

23.  Mansfield, Howard
Howard Mansfield (1849-1938), New York lawyer, print collector [more]. See #13046-49. Written in another hand.

24.  McLean - Ths
Thomas M. McLean (b. ca 1832), print dealer and publisher [more]. See accounts at #12990, #13643, #13010-11 #13013-18, and #13089.

25.  Entry of printing
JW was printing a number of copper-plates about 1877. Written by Mary Maud Franklin (1857- ca 1941), JW's model and mistress [more].

26.  The Queen
Victoria (1819-1901), Queen of Great Britain [more]. See #13072.

27.  Venice
JW probably arrived in Venice on 20 September 1879, and was not back in London until November 1880.

28.  First Series
The first set of twelve etchings, Mr Whistler's Etchings of Venice, 1880 (the first 'Venice Set') (K. 183-189, 191-195). (excat 5), was published by the Fine Art Society in 1880. By 1882 when this list was made, JW had not finished printing the set, and indeed, he never completed some etchings. He was, however, opening negotiations for the exhibition and sale of the second set, with the result that Mr Whistler's Etchings, were shown at The Fine Art Society, London, in 1883.

29.  Second Series
A Set of twenty-six etchings of Venice, 1886 (the second 'Venice set') (K.196-216, 233-237). (excat 6) was published by Messrs Dowdeswell and Dowdeswell in 1886. JW here lists 29 plates, which can be identified, respectively, as: The Dyer (K.219); Nocturne: Palaces (K.202), Garden (K.210), Upright Venice (K.205), Long Venice (K.212), La Salute: Dawn (K.215), Little Salute (K.220), The Bridge (K.204), The Balcony (K.207), San Biagio (K.197), San Giorgio (K.201), Long Lagoon (K.203), Fishing-Boat (K.208), Fish-Shop, Venice (K.218), Nocturne: Furnace (K.213), Wool-Carders (K.221), Fruit-Stall (K.200), The Riva, No.2 (K.206), The Rialto (K.211), Stables (K.225), Turkeys (K.199), Islands (K.222), Nocturne: Salute (K.226), Nocturne: Shipping (K.223), Old Women (K.224), either Doorway and Vine (K.196) or Bead-Stringers (K.198), Lagoon: Noon (K.216), Ponte del Piovan (K.209) and Quiet Canal (K.214). When the set was published four years later in 1886, JW left out The Dyer (K.219), Little Salute (K.220), Fish-Shop, Venice (K.218), Wool-Carders (K.221), Stables (K.225), Islands (K.222), Nocturne: Salute (K.226), Nocturne: Shipping (K.223), and Old Women (K.224). Most of these are drypoints and might not have sustained a large print-run. Instead, he added recent London etchings to make up the set.

30.  Venetian family
Probably Bead-Stringers (K.198), although it could possibly be Doorway and Vine (K.196).

31.  Wunderlich
Hermann Wunderlich (ca 1839 - d.1892), print dealer [more]. See #13051-61, #13659, #13097. Written in another hand.