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System Number: 04332
Date: [23 March/May 1902][1]
Author: Company of the Butterfly
Place: [London]
Recipient: Charles Lang Freer[2]
Place: [Detroit]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler NB 3/169-70
Document Type: MsD[3]


  2579. 17 0     £2915. 17. 0
  2915. 17. 0   1. The Garden. 8. 8. 0.
  315. 82.  0 -    1. The Bead Stringers.    
  2884. 17. 0   1 proof. Needlework. £4. 4. 0
  12. 12. 0.   1 " Father & Son. 4. 4. 0.
37. 8.   8.   0     1. Study of Horse - 5. 5. 0.
          1. "Savoy Pigeons" 4. 4. 0
  March 1900. lithographs       1 "Watercolour." £73. 10. 0
    "   23rd 1900.      "              
  May? 1900.         "         3050. 0. 0.
  March.       "         2915 17. 0  
  "Chelsea Children[4]"         £134 3.   0  
                 
  Society of the Butterfly[5]              
  March 1900. lithos:       1 proof Needlework £4. 4. 0
    "    "        "       1   "   Father & Son 4. 4. 0
    "    "              1.   "   Savoy Pigeons. 4. 4. 0
  May  "    "              1. Study of horse. 5. 5. 0
  Water colour.       Chelsea Children 73. 10. 0.
            £91. 7.  0  
  Etchings. May 1902.       1. The Garden. 12. 12. 0.
    "    "        "       1. Bead Stringers. 8. 8. 0.
  2 pastels @ 150 gns each.         = [357?] 18. 0.
  1 Marine @ 250 gns         = 262. 10. 0.
  Little Lady Sophie         = 840. 0. 0.
  La Cigale         = 420. 0. 0.
  "Phryne"         = 420. 0. 0.
  Little full length nude figure on sofa -           
                 
  2162. 7. 0.          
  2157. 10. 0     840. 0. 0.
    50. 50. 0            
  2369. 17. 0          
                 
  £2162. 7 0     £2162.[6] 7 0.

 


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Notes:

1.  [23 March/May 1902]
These are the first and last dates on the document. For related accounts, see #11672 and #13883.

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

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

4.  Chelsea Children
Various art works are referred to within this account; they include: Chelsea Children (M.1511); Needlework (C.149); Father and Son (C.123); Study of a Horse (C.132); Savoy Pigeons (C.154); Terrace, Luxembourg Gardens, No.1 (K.425); Café Luxembourg (K.434); Garden (K.210); Bead-Stringers (K.198); 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).

5.  Society of the Butterfly
The Company of the Butterfly 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.

6.  £2162.
This final total is written over some other illegible figures.