The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler

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Documents associated with: 1st Summer Exhibition, Grosvenor Gallery, London, 1877
Record 40 of 119

System Number: 11773
Date: 28 October 1878
Author: H. J. Hodgson[1]
Place: [London]
Recipient: James Anderson Rose[2]
Place: [London]
Repository: Library of Congress
Call Number: Manuscript Division, Pennell-Whistler Collection, PWC
Document Type: PD/Ms


Whistler v Ruskin[3]

UPON HEARING THE SOLICITORS OR AGENTS ON BOTH SIDES AND BY CONSENT I DO ORDER THAT this Cause be not placed in the list for trial before Monday the 18th November next

H. J. Hodgson

DATED THE 28th DAY OF Octr 1878 '1878'[4]

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1.  H. J. Hodgson
Henry John Hodgson (1817-1890), a Master of the Supreme Court of Judicature, Royal Courts of Justice [more].

2.  James Anderson Rose
James Anderson Rose (1819-1890), solicitor [more].

3.  Whistler v Ruskin
The document relates to JW's libel suit against John Ruskin (1819-1900), critic, social reformer and artist [more], in response to Ruskin's criticism of JW's works in the periodical Fors Clavigera. On 2 July 1877, he accused JW of 'flinging a pot of paint in the public's face' in a review of the I Summer Exhibition of the Grosvenor Gallery, London. See Ruskin, John, 'Letter the Seventy-ninth' Fors Clavigera, 2 July 1877, pp. 181-213. The trial took place at the Queen's Bench of the High Court on 25-26 November 1878.

4.  '1878'
Added for clarification, in an unknown hand.