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System Number: 11672
Date: [23 March 1900/June 1902][1]
Author: JW
Place: [London]
Recipient: Charles Lang Freer[2]
Place: [Detroit]
Repository: Freer Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
Call Number: FGA Whistler 276
Credit Line: Charles Lang Freer Papers, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.: Gift of the Estate of Charles Lang Freer
Document Type: MsD[3]


Company of the Butterfly[4].     £ s. d.
March 1900. Lithographs[5]. "Needlework". 1 proof. 4. 4. 0.
     "    "      " "Father & Son" " " 4. 4. 0.
     "    "      " "Savoy Pigeons" 4. 4. 0
May    " 1. Watercolour. "Chelsea Children[6]" 73. 10. 0
   "    " Lithograph[7] "Study of a Horse" 5. 5. 0
May. 1902. Etchings[8] "The Garden." 1 proof. 12- 12- 0
   "    "      " "The Bead Stringers" " 8. 8- 0
   "    " 2 Pastels @ 150 gs. 315- 0 0.
   "    " Oil painting[9]. Marine @ 250 gs. 262- 10- 0
   "    "   "      " "Little Lady Sophie" @ 800 gs. 840. 0. 0.
   "    "   "      " "La Cigale" @ 400 gs 420. 0. 0.
   "    "   "      " "Phryne" @ 600 gs 630. 0. 0.
      2579. 17. 0.
    Received on account 1050. 0. 0.
      £1529. 17. 0
'Not used[10] - see a/c in my handwriting'          

 


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Notes:

1.  [23 March 1900/June 1902]
Dated from a very similar account at #04332.

2.  Charles Lang Freer
Charles Lang Freer (1856-1919), industrialist, collector and founder of the Freer Gallery of Art [more].

3.  MsD
This is probably written in the hand of Rosalind Birnie Philip (1873-1958), JW's sister-in-law [more].

4.  Company of the Butterfly
The company was founded by JW in order to sell his works direct to the public. JW acquired the lease of a shop at 2 Hinde Street, Manchester Square in April 1897 and employed Mrs Christine Anderson as manager. However, the company was not a success and lasted only from 1898 to 1901.

5.  Lithographs
Needlework (C.149); Father and Son (C.123); Savoy Pigeons (C.154).

6.  Chelsea Children
Chelsea Children (M.1511).

7.  Lithograph
Study of a Horse (C.132).

8.  Etchings
Garden (K.210); Bead-Stringers (K.198).

9.  Oil painting
Blue and Silver: Trouville (YMSM 66); Rose and Gold: The Little Lady Sophie of Soho (YMSM 504); Rose and Brown: La Cigale (YMSM 495); Purple and Gold: Phryne the Superb! - Builder of Temples (YMSM 490).

10.  Not used
This line is written in another hand.