Freer on Whistler

Holograph Letter of Charles I. Formerly in possession of John Evelyn. Later in the collection of Wm. Upcott and now privately printed for the friends of the present owner [William K. Bixby].

Saint Louis: William K. Bixby [Printed by the Torch Press, Cedar Rapids], 1915.

Price: $750.00

About the item

One of 200 copies printed. Frontispiece portrait, facsimile of the letter. 1 vols. 4to. Freer on Whistler. Original cream boards, stitched. Some light discoloration else a very good copy. Bixby's “Privately Printed Books” p. 15.

Item #19738

With a very interesting 8-page 8vo autograph letter from Charles L. Freer, the eminent American collector written from London, May 1902, to W. K. Bixby regarding his visit with Whistler. He describes his pursuit of Whistler's art works and writes Bixby to say that he has arranged for Bixby to purchase “Grey & Silver Pourville.” Freer's extensive Whistler collection, with his other fine collections were presented to the Smithsonian Institution to form the Freer Gallery of Art in Washington.