Documents associated with: Scotland
Record 7 of 35
System Number: 01234
Date: 10 September 1889
Author: Marcus Bourne Huish
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler F166
Document Type: ALS
BY SPECIAL APPOINTMENT / TO H.R.H. THE PRINCE OF WALES.
[royal coat of arms]
FIRST SPECIAL AWARD / SYDNEY INTERNATIONAL / EXHIBITION. 1879.
DIPLOMA OF HONOUR / VIENNA. 1883.
TELEGRAPHIC ADDRESS: / "FINART, LONDON." [...]
THE FINE ART SOCIETY. / LIMD.
148, NEW BOND ST. / W.
10th Sepr. 1889.
My dear Whistler
Yours to hand today & I hasten as you wish to reply to it.
I have no copy of my letter to you but I dont think I assumed that the price you named was to my mind the one to be taken without question. I certainly [p. 2] based my figures upon it but that was to show that at that figure it would not yield a profit to the F A S. & that as well as the 'honour & glory' has to be considered -
And now you get over this by hoisting up the price of the etchings above your first idea, & docking us of the sale of any to the trade.
As regards charging a high price (& unless we could get a higher average than 10 guineas, you admit it would not suit us) that is a matter that I do not see how we can settle without seeing the plates. When shall you have some to show & when shall you be back? I am [p. 3] off to Scotland tonight for a fortnight - Rhubana - Arisaig - Fort William - but it is an out of the way place & I dont want letters to follow me as they have been doing all this vacation - I dont suppose you will be back here at present but it appears to me that the best plan of settling the thing promptly will be - directly
to you have any thing to show, either to ship it off for us to see, or run over with it; in either of which case I will engage we will come to [illegible word], if it is to be done, at once -
Meanwhile if time i
fs [p. 4] of so much importance do not hesitate to go elsewhere but naturally we would prefer to have a chance of a 'hand in' -
Marcus B Huish
Bracks Doelen Hôtel