Documents associated with: Lalanne, Maxime
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"An unpleasing thing - framed in Mr Whistler's odd fashion." City Press
"Nocturne Palaces." No 12. Catalogue.
"Pictures in darkness are contradictions in terms."
"There is seldom in his etchings any large arrangement of light and shade" - P. G. Hamerton
* "Calling me "a Mr Hamerton", does me no harm - but it is a breach of ordinary good manners in speaking of a well known writer."
P. G. Hamerton. Sept. 29. 1880.
To the Editor of the New York Tribune.
1. [February 1883/1886?]
Dated from reference to publication and etching (see note below).
These are a few of the extracts from critical reviews used by JW in Etchings & Drypoints. Venice. Second Series, the exhibition catalogue for Mr Whistler's Etchings, The Fine Art Society, London, 1883. Published in sale catalogue, Gordon Cooke, London, [1990/1995]. According to the sale catalogue entry, the original notes were inscribed by JW in pencil on the mounting board of the etching Nocturne: Palaces (K.202), below the image. The etching was published in A Set of twenty-six etchings of Venice, 1886 (the second 'Venice set') (K.196-216, 233-237). (excat 6).
5. P. G. Hamerton
Philip Gilbert Hamerton (1834-1894), author, critic and artist [more]. His letter was published in the New York Tribune on 11 October 1880, p. 5 under the title 'Mr Whistler's Thames Etchings.' (#11397). This was part of a series of letters sparked by his article (Philip Gilbert Hamerton, 'Mr. Seymour Haden's Etchings,' Scribners Monthly, vol. 20, no. 4, August 1880, pp. 586-601). See also JW's letter to the New York Tribune, 12 September 1880, #04281; JW to P. G. Hamerton, #11396; P. G. Hamerton to JW, #11395, and F. S. Haden to New York Tribune, 17 October 1880, p. 5). Examples of his etchings can be seen in Hamerton, Philip Gilbert, Etching and Etchers, London, 1868.
It is not entirely clear if JW means Maxime Lalanne (1822-1886), designer and etcher, author of a treatise on etching, or possibly Adolphe Lalauze (1838-1906), etcher and illustrator.