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Record 13 of 27

System Number: 08627
Date: [April 1886][1]
Author: JW
Place: London
Recipient: Walter Dowdeswell[2]
Place: [London]
Repository: Library of Congress
Call Number: Rare Books and Manuscripts Division
Document Type: ALS


BEEFSTEAK CLUB[3],
KING WILLIAM STREET,
STRAND, W. C.

All right my dear Walter -

I will come down some morning early next week - and all will go on swimmingly -

The Duke of Beaufort[4] has promised to come to the Private view[5] - [p. 2] and others from the Club -

The section of the moulding I will send tomorrow -

Always

[butterfly signature]

I have completed the "Propositions"[6] - and expect the last proof every moment from Way[7] -


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Notes:

1.  [April 1886]
Dated from reference to exhibition and 'Propositions.'

2.  Walter Dowdeswell
Walter Dowdeswell (1858-1929), art dealer [more].

3.  BEEFSTEAK CLUB
A private gentleman's dining club.

4.  Duke of Beaufort
Henry Charles Fitzroy Somerset (1824-1899), 8th Duke of Beaufort [more]. Like JW, the Duke was a member of the Beefsteak Club (see Furniss, Harry, My Bohemian Days, London, 1919, pp. 158-60).

5.  Private view
JW's exhibition 'Notes' - 'Harmonies' - 'Nocturnes', Second Series, Messrs Dowdeswell, London, 1886, opened in May.

6.  Propositions
JW's 'Propositions' was a list of the guiding principles behind his etching technique. The 'Propositions' were issued with each set from A Set of twenty-six etchings of Venice, 1886 (the second 'Venice set') (K.196-216, 233-237). (excat 6). Reproduced in Whistler, James McNeill, The Gentle Art of Making Enemies, 2nd ed., London and New York, 1892, pp. 76-7.

7.  Way
Thomas Way (1837-1915), lithographic printer [more].