Documents associated with: Scotland
Record 6 of 35
System Number: 01233
Date: 5 September 1889
Author: Marcus Bourne Huish
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler F165
Document Type: ALS
18 Kirkley Cliff
Sept 5th 1889
My dear Whistler
I shall be back in Town on Monday next [p. 2] & will then go into the whole matter with Mr. Brown but meanwhile there is one little error in your calculation I wd point out -
Supposing the 30 proofs say 300 in all, were every one sold at £10, they would only realize a profit for us if they were sold privately [p. 3] If we allowed 1/3rd to the trade as we certainly shd do & sold 2/3rd of them through that outlet as we shd certainly have to do we shd then - selling every one of them only have
some a return some what like this
Sale of 2/3d to trade - 1360 pounds 1/3 privately - 1000 Do. 2360 Payments [on?] 2100 260
for profit, interest on outlay &c - mounting. &c. [p. 4] This is putting each set at 100 guineas the 10. which is a solid price.
Perhaps you can survey & report on these figures by Monday or Tuesday - on which day I am off to Scotland for a fortnight.
Marcus B Huish
1360 was originally written 1330. The FAS did not publish the Amsterdam etchings although they did sell many of them.