The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler

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Documents associated with: Winter Exhibition, Society of British Artists, London, 1886-1887
Record 3 of 23

System Number: 03645
Date: [June/September 1886?][1]
Author: JW
Place: [London]
Recipient: Ernest George Brown[2]
Place: London
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler LB 9/5
Document Type: ALS

Dear Mr Brown -

I find after all I can not possibly get away tomorrow -

I am too sorry for any thing but I have a sitting from Lady Collin [sic] Campbell[3] that will inevitably make it entirely too late -

Perhaps you will suggest a day yourself?

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Ernest Brown Esq
The Fine Art Society -
148 New Bond Street -


1.  [June/September 1886?]
Dated from reference to Lady Colin Campbell (see below).

2.  Ernest G. Brown
Ernest George Brown (1853 or 1854-1915), assistant manager at the Fine Art Society [more].

3.  Lady Collin [sic] Campbell
Gertrude Elizabeth Campbell (1857-1911), née Blood, Lady Colin Campbell, writer, art critic and amateur artist [more] sat for a portrait (Harmony in White and Ivory: Portrait of Lady Colin Campbell (YMSM 354)), now lost, during the summer and autumn of 1886. It was first exhibited at the Winter Exhibition, Society of British Artists, London, 1886-1887.