UNIVERSITY of GLASGOW

The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler

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John Balli, 1849-1914

Nationality: Greek/British?
Date of Birth: 1849
Place of Birth:
Date of Death: 1914
Place of Death:

Identity:

Balli was a collector. He may have worked for the Imperial Mercantile Credit Association and Metropolitan Provincial Bank, whose Director was Xenophon Balli (1814-1877).

Life:

He was, with a number of Whistler's other patrons, a member of the Greek Orthodox Church in London. He was a witness at the marriage of Alexander Constantine Ionides in 1887.

He was a collector and patron of JW (he owned Gold and Orange: The Neighbours (YMSM 423)). His collection was sold at the Galerie Georges Petit in Paris on 22 May 1913.

Bibliography:

The London Banks, Credit, Discount and Finance Companies, London, December 1865, p. 57; Constantinides, Michael, The Greek Orthodox Church in London, Oxford, 1933.