Documents associated with: Dunn, A. Homeyer
Record 8 of 18
System Number: 02711
Date: 14 June 1892
Author: Ernest George Brown
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler LB 1/9
Document Type: ALS
BY SPECIAL APPOINTMENT
[Royal coat of arms]
TO H. R. H. THE PRINCE OF WALES.
FIRST SPECIAL AWARD SYDNEY INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION, 1879.
DIPLOMA OF HONOUR VIENNA, 1883.
TELEGRAPHIC ADDRESS: "FINART, LONDON."
THE FINE ART SOCIETY,
148, NEW BOND ST.
June 14th 1892
Dear Mr Whistler,
I think you must have forgotten this time. I never received any of the abominations you speak of, neither letter, telegram or message. Dr Dunn tells me that as Mr Huish was away, when you called, he suggested that I should come and you said no, I want Mr Huish. Had you sent me any telegram, letter, or message I should have called because I was wanting [p. 2] the proofs at the time. If I remember rightly you did not say what Mr Huish was to see and we did not know until we read an account in the Pall Mall Gazette. We ourselves have experienced "the feelings of the one who waits for part of a morning in Chelsea".
I think you are unjust in saying that I have retarded the work, or kept back the cheque, or thought it clever to discourage the artist
It would have delighted me to see the etchings but I am afraid I must do without the pleasure unless it is with the hope of bringing them back with me [p. 3] as I am so busy just now.
I think Mr Huish will not be able to come this Season.
I am sorry we are on such bad terms with one another.
Yours very truly
Ernest G. Brown.
2. Dr Dunn
A. Homeyer Dunn, employee of the Fine Art Society.
4. Pall Mall Gazette
Possibly Anon., 'Mr. Whistler's Venice Etchings. Some Account of Their Final State,' The Pall Mall Gazette, 2 November 1891.
They were on show in the 2nd Exhibition, Société Nationale des Beaux-Arts, Paris, 1892.