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System Number: 00167
Date: 21 January 1887[1]
Author: W. Craibe Angus[2]
Place: Glasgow
Recipient: JW
Place: London
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler A166
Document Type: ALS


J McNeil [sic] Whistler, Esquire, 364 [sic], Fulham - road S. W.

[emblem of Glasgow, with motto:] LET GLASGOW FLOURISH

W. CRAIBE ANGUS.
FINE ART GALLERIES,
159, QUEEN STREET, GLASGOW.

Jany. 21 '87.

Mr dear Sir -

Your New Venice Etchings[3]

I have purchased from the Dowdeswells[4] for one of my best amateurs a Set of your Etchings. This amateur holds some of your pictures[5] and a large number of your etchings. He is anxious to have good impressions from the plates. Would you kindly oblige both him and myself by selecting a set of the best impressions and writing his and your own name somewhere on them. Something like the following would do:- Selected for T. G. Arthur[6], Esquire. by J. McNeil [sic] Whistler.

If Mr. Arthur had not a strong feeling for your art I should not have troubled you thus. Hoping you may be willing to render us this service,

I am.
Yours truly

W C Angus.

The Messrs Dowdeswell would take care that I received the copy so inscribed.

W C A


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Notes:

1.  21 January 1887
Drafts of JW's reply are #07520, #07521.

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

3.  Venice Etchings
A Set of twenty-six etchings of Venice, 1886 (the second 'Venice set') (K.196-216, 233-237). (excat 6).

4.  Dowdeswells
Messrs. Dowdeswell and Dowdeswell, print dealers.

5.  your pictures
Study for the Head of Miss Cicely H. Alexander (YMSM 128).

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