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Record 28 of 45

System Number: 02124
Date: [May/June 1890?][1]
Author: JW
Place: [London]
Recipient: Isidore George Henschel[2]
Place: [London?]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler H225
Document Type: ALd


I cannot tell you the very great pleasure my dear Henschel that your most charming and graceful letter of sympathy gave me!

Though it may be a trouble

Do accept the accompanying this, one of my last etchings, with my warmest regards

If I venture to

I send herewith the A little tribute, of of of allegiance - dear Mrs. George[3] a "lucubration of illbred    the illbred & ignorant person which he trusts it may not be "a trouble for any lady to notice"!

[p. 2] The Bridge[4] - 12 - 12 -
The Mill - 12 - 12 -
The Balcony - (Amsterdam) 15 - 15 - 0
The dancing House Nocturne - 12 - 12 - 0
The Pierrot - 12 - 12 - 0
The little draw bridge - 10 - 10 - 0
The Rosengracht - 12 - 12 - 0
The Palmagracht - 12 - 12 - 0
Little Zaandaam - 10 - 10 - 0
Square House - 12 - 12 - 0
Long House - 12   12
  137 - 11 -

 

131  
   6  
137.  

 

  119  
    12  
20) 131 (6.11
  120  
   11  

 

20) 119 (5.
  100  
  10[5]  
     
     1.

 


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Notes:

1.  [May/June 1890?]
Dated by list of etchings on p. 2, all of which date from late 1889 and which were printed in 1890.

2.  Isidore George Henschel
Sir Isidore George Henschel (1850-1934), singer, composer, conductor, and Professor at the Royal College of Music [more].

3.  Mrs. George
Lillian June Henschel (1860-1901), née Bailey, soprano [more]. However, it is possible that this refers to a present sent to Elisabeth Lewis (1844-1931), née Eberstadt, wife of G. H. Lewis [more], whom JW also called 'Mrs George' (see #09212).

4.  The Bridge
These etchings are all from 'Holland set', 1889 (K.402-416) (excat 10): Bridge, Amsterdam (K.409); The Mill (K.413); Balcony, Amsterdam (K.405); Nocturne: Dance House (K.408); Pierrot (K.407); Little Drawbridge, Amsterdam (K.412); [The Rosengracht]; [The Palmagracht]; Zaandam (K.416); Square House, Amsterdam (K.404); and Long House - Dyer's - Amsterdam (K.406). These eleven etchings were considered to be a set, although not published as such by a dealer. The sums, written in JW's hand, relate to the price of individual etchings and of the complete set.

5.  10
JW was working out the price of the etchings. The last sum has been scribbled over.