Documents associated with: etching, technique
Record 1 of 4
System Number: 10009
Recipient: Mortimer Luddington Menpes
Repository: Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center, University of Texas at Austin, TX
Document Type: ALS
My dear Menpes -
I am sure that, in you, I have detected the thoughtful and kind friend who sent me this wonderful stone -
How very nice of you - I am delighted with it and you must [p. 2] come down and we will set it up and sharpen all the needles and start a new career!
You had better look in on Saturday morning early - and we might go on to the Studio together -
Meanwhile a thousand thanks
Dated by signature.
JW sharpened his etching tools on a small whetstone, to maintain the sharpest point possible. He was at this period helped by Menpes in printing A Set of twenty-six etchings of Venice, 1886 (the second 'Venice set') (K.196-216, 233-237). (excat 6).