New York: R.H. Russell, 1899. 78,pp. Small quarto. Original cloth backed gilt boards. Partially unopened. Very good. Ownership signature of William Penhallow Henderson to front free endpaper. Item #WRCAM19081
Collection of discourses, newspaper accounts, etc., all concerning the dispute between Sir William Eden and Mr. Whistler, the former having commissioned a portrait of his wife from the latter, resulting from the artist's refusal to surrender the picture. The whole intending to prove a point: "The Absolute Right of the Artist to control the destiny of his handiwork - and, at all times, and in all circumstances, to refuse its delivery into unseemly and ridiculous keeping." Handsomely printed in France, but with a New York imprint.