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System Number: 13098
Date: 9 May 1887
Author: JW
Place: [London]
Recipient: William Craibe Angus[1]
Place: [London]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler NB 1/106/1/2
Document Type: AD


'106[2]'
[...]
1887.              
May. 9. Bought of Mons. Gosselin[3] - 11. proofs - viz: Aug      
1. Hungerford[4]... 35 fs Sold. Angus[5] (Arthur[6]) 26. 10. 10 -
Limehouses - 50 fs   "    "     "  "  8.  8. -
Houses of Parliament. 80   "    "     "  "  6.  6. -
Chelsea Church - 50   "    "     "  "  8.  8. -
Lambeth. (before address) 50 -          
Limeburners 120 Sold Angus (Arthur) 26. 10. 10. -
Ridley - 150.-          
Tyzack Whiteley 50 -          
Thames Warehouses. 70 - Sold Angus (Arthur) 26 8. 8. -
Portrait (on blue cover) 35.          
Wapping - 130  Sold Angus (Arthur) 26 15. 15. -
  820 -           
min[u]s 5% 775. francs           

 


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Notes:

1.  William Craibe Angus
William Craibe Angus (1830-1899), Glasgow art dealer [more].

2.  106
'106' is printed at the top of the page. This is written on p. 106 of JW's ledger, under a record of sales to the Fine Art Society on 12 June 1884 (#13075).

3.  Mons. Gosselin
Edmund Gosselin (1849-1917), reproductive etcher and Paris print dealer [more].

4.  Hungerford
The etchings listed are Old Hungerford Bridge (K.76), Limehouse (K.40), Old Westminster Bridge (K.39), Chelsea Bridge and Church (K.95), not identified, The Lime-burner (K.46), The Guitar Player (K.140), Eagle Wharf (K.41), Thames Warehouses (K.38), not identified, Rotherhithe (K.66). Since the etching called here 'Lambeth' is in a state defined as 'before address' this suggests that it could have been a published etching such as Millbank (K.71), The Little Pool (K.74), The Punt (K.85a) or Sketching, No.1 (K.86a). 'Portrait (on blue cover)' may have been Whistler Sketching (K.25a). It was sometimes printed on blue, and does contain a portrait of JW with an admiring crowd. These were all early etchings. The sale price to Gosselin was noted in francs, and the same etchings were sold through W. C. Angus to T. G. Arthur for comparatively large sums, in guineas.

5.  Angus
William Craibe Angus (1830-1899), Glasgow art dealer [more].

6.  Arthur
Thomas Glen Arthur (1858-1907), clothing merchant and textile manufacturer [more].