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System Number: 09046
Date: 31 January 1883
Author: Chatto and Windus[1]
Place: [London]
Recipient: JW
Place: London
Repository: University of Reading
Call Number: Chatto and Windus archive, C and W 2444/17
Document Type: ALS


31 Jan 1883

Dear Sir

We have on hand about 140 copies of your brown paper pamphlet "Art and Art Critics" which we shall be very pleased to see on sale at your Exhibition[2] at the Fine Art Society's Gallery. We should have no difficulty in reprinting it at a few days notice if required.

Yours very faithfully

Chatto & Windus

J. M. Whistler Esqr
13 Tite St
Chelsea


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Notes:

1.  Chatto and Windus
Firm of publishers who produced JW's polemical pamphlet about art criticism, Whistler, James McNeill, Whistler v. Ruskin: Art and Art Critics, London, 1878.

2.  Exhibition
JW's forthcoming exhibition, Mr Whistler's Etchings, The Fine Art Society, London, 1883. The catalogue for the exhibition also mocked the critics, with its inclusion of extracts from critical reviews alongside the titles of the etchings. See exhibition catalogue, including the third to sixth editions which contain Whistler, James McNeill, Caviare to the Critics, London, 1883.