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System Number: 01308
Date: 12 November 1895
Author: Marcus Bourne Huish[1]
Place: London
Recipient: JW
Place: [Lyme Regis]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler F240
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.
MELBOURNE, 1880.
DIPLOMA OF HONOUR VIENNA, 1883.
TELEGRAPHIC ADDRESS: "FINART, LONDON."

THE FINE ART SOCIETY, LIMD.
148, NEW BOND ST
W.

Nov 12th 1895.

Dear Mr Whistler

The paragraph[2] will do admirably - The only alteration I would suggest being the omission of the words "something like" which rather disparages the show.

I have seen Way Junr.[3] today & gone through the list together

Our opinion is that [p. 2] whilst the following ought as you suggest be omitted - Gable Roof - Miss Howells - Whitesmiths - Back figure draping - Figure thinly draped - Walter Sickert - Gaiety - John Grove - Brothers - Blacksmith[-] Little steps - Study of Horse[4] - it is a pity that the following should not be included - Limehouse, Toilet, Broad bridge[,] Tall Bridge - of which Ways have a few very choice proofs - also Old Battersea Bridge. which is very popular & The Horoscope[5] also much desired -

He also wishes that you could have included the version of the Duet [6]which [p. 3] they have -

I enclose sketch for the Private View Card[7] - together with your proof - The people havent followed your spacing of line 3. or 5. if you wish it they must of course do so. Kindly return both with your wishes - Do not notice Butterfly

Paris lithographs[8] are not yet to hand.

Believe me to be
Yours failly

Marcus B Huish


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Notes:

1.  Marcus Bourne Huish
Marcus Bourne Huish (1843 - d.1921), barrister, writer and art dealer, Director of the Fine Art Society [more].

2.  paragraph
This relates to JW's exhibition Mr Whistler's Lithographs, The Fine Art Society, London, 1895 which would open on 7 December

3.  Way Junr.
Thomas Robert Way (1861-1913), printer, lithographer and painter [more].

4.  Study of Horse
The lithographs 'Gable Roof ... Study of Horse' are as follows: Gabled Roofs (C.64); A Portrait: Mildred Howells (C.112); The Whitesmiths, Impasse des Carmélites (C.92); The Draped Figure, Back View (C.77); possibly Draped Figure, Standing (C.46); Walter Sickert (C.115); Back of the Gaiety Theatre (C.117); John Grove (C.126); The Brothers (C.128); The Blacksmith (C.127); The Little Steps, Lyme Regis (C.131); Study of a Horse (C.132).

5.  The Horoscope
The lithographs 'Limehouse ... The Horoscope' are as follows: Limehouse (C.7); The Toilet (C.10); The Broad Bridge (C.11); The Tall Bridge (C.12); Old Battersea Bridge, No. 2 (C.13); The Horoscope (C.30).

6.  Duet
The Duet (C.104) (or possibly The Duet, No. 2 (C.96)).

7.  Private View Card
See an example of the invitation card at #01300.

8.  Paris
Some of the lithographs were printed by Henri Belfond (fl. 1891-1894), lithographic printer [more] in Paris. They included Stéphane Mallarmé (C.60) and The Draped Figure, Back View (C.77). However, Belfont's bankruptcy in 1894 meant that JW resumed printing the monochrome transfers with Way.