Documents associated with: lithography prices
Record 74 of 76
System Number: 09811
Date: [27 February 1901]
Recipient: Edward Guthrie Kennedy
Place: [New York]
Repository: New York Public Library
Call Number: E. G. Kennedy III/145
Credit Line: Edward Guthrie Kennedy Papers / Manuscripts and Archives Division / The New York Public Library / Astor, Lenox and Tilden Foundations
Document Type: ALS
O K! -
How are you? - And the best wishes of the Century to you! - and dont be too much shocked and startled at hearing from me at all!!
Of course you will be thinking that I am just writing for the wicked joy of delighting in the way in which the beautiful Boers of this world have been beating and tormenting the Britishers ever since you left us! - But no - - [p. 2] We must leave the ecstasy of such interchange to another moment! -
This line, for it is scarcely more, is to say that the lithographs have been given to Lauser to send over to you, with their prices - We are getting very nearly out of proofs now - and I don't know when others will be printed! -
The "Winged Hat", and "The Nude Model reading", are I understand the last proofs - These following prices were omitted:
Charing X. Railway bridge - £3-3. Little London £4-4. Terrace Luxembourg £3-3. La Rue Furstenbourg, £4-4. La Jolie New Yorkaise £4-4.
I have neglected sending you the prices of the etchings you took away with you - must look them up on my return to London - You will be surprised at this present address - But its all right OK!, "Napoléon & I" you know! Well I [have] been [pottering?] about the Mediterranean for the last two or three months trying to "rest" and get rid of the influenza's last traces - but it has been [an] awfully tiresome business! -
But now OK. I want your help - I must have a small exhibition in Paris - if I can manage it of my etchings & lithographs - this Spring - and I have barely more than time - Freer I have written to and indeed he will lend me and has promised to do so - But you must be ready to help if I need - I wish you could have arranged it all for me - but you are all at loggerheads! -
However see Mansfield - and I want his pastels too. - and Mrs. Jack Gardner's - and you had better write at once to tell me what pastels you know of in America, or water colour figures - Of those you had at the Wunderlich exhibition. They must be on your books & you can borrow them for me meantime - Tell Mr Mansfield I will write to him - but he knows what I want him to lend - the nude & draped pastels -
This must go now OK! with my blessing!
What did you say to Mr Chase about [p. 3] his unseemly conduct? - These lectures I mean - I hear he has been at it again -
OK I mean you to answer me about this -
"The Churchyard" lithograph: £2-2. still - four guineas was mistake
I enclose letter for Mrs Gardner. Please put her address & forward.
I am asking her to send you the pastels & panel she has, to be forwarded to me 110. Rue du Bac -
[postmark:] NEW YORK [...]
[stamp of Hotel Schweizerhof of envelope flap]
The paper has a mourning border.
JW, in supporting the Boers against the British during the Boer War, intended to be provocative.
7. La Jolie New Yorkaise
The lithographs listed here are: Charing Cross Railway Bridge (C.157); Little London (C.158); The Terrace, Luxembourg (C.87); Rue Furstenburg (C.97); and La Jolie New Yorkaise (C.99).
Howard Mansfield (1849-1938), New York lawyer, print collector [more]. His collection included Blue and Silver: Forget-me-not (M.1090), The Japanese Dress (M.1227), Nude figure standing (M.1522).
10. Mrs. Jack Gardner'
Isabella Stewart Gardner (1840-1924), née Stewart, collector [more]. She owned The Violet Note (M.1081) and Blue and Violet. Lapis Lazuli (M.1070) but did not send them to Paris.
11. Wunderlich exhibition
'Notes' - 'Harmonies' - 'Nocturnes', H. Wunderlich and Co., New York, 1889.