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System Number: 01268
Date: 25 January 1894
Author: Ernest George Brown[1]
Place: London
Recipient: JW
Place: [Paris]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler F200
Document Type: ALS


BY SPECIAL APPOINTMENT TO H.R.H. THE PRINCE OF WALES
[royal coat of arms]
FIRST SPECIAL AWARD SYDNEY INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION. 1879
MELBOURNE. 1880
DIPLOMA OF HONOUR VIENNA. 1883
TELEGRAPHIC ADDRESS: / "FINART, LONDON." [...]

THE FINE ART SOCIETY / LIMD.
148, NEW BOND ST. W.

Jany 25th 1894

Dear Mr. Whistler

We should be very much obliged if you would let us have the remainder of the proofs[2]. Our people are continually asking for them and we have put them off so often. A few to go on with would be a help, but I suppose if you printed any you would do them all. I hope the spirit will [p. 2] move you to take to the printing press. If you want any paper let me know.

With kind regards.
Yours very truly

Ernest G. Brown

[two sketches of women's faces[3]]

J. Mc.N. Whistler Esq

' Morris. Marshall & Co[4]
Walter Crane[5]'

[sketch of a woman's face]


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Notes:

1.  Ernest George Brown
Ernest George Brown (1853 or 1854-1915), assistant manager at the Fine Art Society [more].

2.  proofs
Of Mr Whistler's Etchings of Venice, 1880 (the first 'Venice Set') (K. 183-189, 191-195). (excat 5); JW completed the edition on all but two etchings, The Beggars (K.194) and The Doorway (K.188).

3.  sketches of women's faces
B. Whistler, Three women's faces(z369). The pen drawings are by Beatrix Whistler (1857-1896), née Beatrice Philip, artist [more], and are unrelated to the letter.

4.   Morris. Marshall & Co
Morris, Marshall, Faulkner and Company, the co-operative firm producing decorative work, was established in 1861 by William Morris (1834-1896), painter, designer, poet and socialist [more]; Peter Paul Marshall, engineer and surveyor; Charles Joseph Faulkner (1834-1892), civil engineer and mathematician; and Dante Gabriel Rossetti (1828-1882), artist and poet [more]. These two lines were written by Beatrix Whistler, upside down to the main text; she was a designer, and may have been planning decor for their house at 110 rue du Bac (see MacDonald, Margaret F., Beatrice Whistler Artist and Designer, Glasgow, 1997).

5.  Walter Crane
Walter Crane (1845-1915), painter and designer [more].