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System Number: 07787
Date: [13 March 1894][1]
Author: JW
Place: Paris
Recipient: Joseph Pennell[2]
Place: London
Repository: Library of Congress
Call Number: Manuscript Division, Pennell-Whistler Collection, PWC 272/3/6
Document Type: ALS

110. Rue du Bac.

I wish you would find out - perhaps from Dunthorne or Dowdeswell[3] - or better perhaps Browne[4] (F A S) what is the proper a proof of the "Forge"[5] - the large drypoint - ought to be worth -

It is of course of the greatest rarity - and I could not easily find out for myself -

Have they given thirty or forty [gns?] - Is it worth as much or more than the "Jo[6]"? -

Write us soon -

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[postcard:] CARTE POSTALE [...]

Monsieur Joseph Pennell
14. Buckingham Street
Strand -
[postmark:] PARIS 20 / 195 B[OULEVAR]D ST. GERMAIN / 8D 13 / MARS / 94


1.  [13 March 1894]
This letter is written on the same card as #07786. Dated from postmark. '[1894, Mar 13]' was added in another hand at the top right corner of the card.

2.  Joseph Pennell
Joseph Pennell (1860-1926), printer and illustrator, JW's biographer [more].

3.  Dunthorne or Dowdeswell
Robert Dunthorne (b. ca 1851), of the Rembrandt Gallery, print dealer and publisher [more]; and Charles William Dowdeswell (1832-1915), art dealer [more].

4.  Browne
Ernest George Brown (1853 or 1854-1915), assistant manager at the Fine Art Society [more].

5.  the Forge
The Forge (K.68).

6.  Jo
Jo (K.77).