Documents associated with: Hornel, Edward Atkinson
Record 2 of 4
System Number: 04223
Date: 4 March 1893
Author: Adolf Paulus
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler M493
Document Type: ALS
Munich Areisstr. 6.
March 4th 1893.
Dear Mr Whistler,
Your esteemed letter with the one of Mr Ulrich which I return I have received. Mr. Ulrich, a friend of mine got delegated by the Central Comité to arrange the American Section and for that purpose he went to the United States and will see also the first artists in Paris and London and I have no doubt that he will bring an interesting Exhibition. - I am very happy to see that you will send us again such an excellent Portrait by your hand, an arrangement in Flesh colour and Pink. Mr. Ulrich will also place it so as you may like it, you can be sure.
[p. 2] Since 3 weeks I have given up my position as Secretary of the present Association, the Majority of the Committee found influenced by envy and jealousy so many faults in my endeavours to do my best for the development of art in Munich that they did all they could to make me [sic] life disagre[e]able and so I preferred to go. That I had an interest to get works of high art by foreign Artists to Munich, that I brought works by the Glasgow boys - that I did my best, that the artists, who had the kindness to send, may find success in Munich, all that are fearfull [sic] crimes. We have to[o] many members a 1000 - they all say they are artists and that the majority, which is always the power, is not quite first rate is natural, but the Committee reckons with the majority and is of same quality.
[p. 3] However a new club of real artists, not many, has constituted itself, they will probably make good exhibitions in future in Munich and these men hope, that you may also help and assist them when they next year may invite you to exhibit. I go with them through all the struggles that may come. Please regard these lines as confidential ones.
To his Royal Highness the Prince Regent I have expressed how deeply gratified you have been by the Honours confer[r]ed upon you, he was very happy to know that. - I will see the Regent again today and will tell him how greatly interested you are in the Order.
The Order was created in 1693. The III Class of the St. Michaels Order is next to the Kronorder who gives personal nobility (personlichen Adel). The 3 class is only given to men of high position and great merit. The decoration Order is given to artists of [p. 4] importance and to high officers of the State and the Army.
Believe me, My dear Mr Whistler,
Very faithfully yours
3. Glasgow boys
A group of artists from Glasgow, including Edward Arthur Walton (1860-1922), painter [more], George F. Henry (1858-1943), landscape, portrait and decorative painter [more], Edward Atkinson Hornel (1864-1933), genre and decorative painter [more].