Documents associated with: 2nd Exhibition, Pictures, Drawings, Prints and Sculptures, International Society of Sculptors, Painters and Gravers, London, 1899
Record 19 of 54
System Number: 09970
Date: [April 1899]
Recipient: John Lavery
Repository: Tate Gallery Archives
Call Number: Lavery Collection, TGA 7245/281
Document Type: ALS
My dear Lavery,
Please read out my letter (enclosed) to the Committee at tomorrows meeting -
Please also see that the Acting secretary, Admiral Maxse's Mr Page be not present - Let this come entirely from yourself - and not as suggested by me - but no one ought to be in the room but the Committee during the reading of letter and discussion -
[p. 2] I have not as yet received the Minutes of last meeting, but that will be all right
With kindest regards to you all
J McNeill Whistler.
I think you had better hand over the
affa arrangement of the affairs to Webb at once, instead of worrying with them any longer ——
This relates to preparations for the summer exhibition of the International Society of Sculptors, Painters and Gravers, probably the 2nd Exhibition, Pictures, Drawings, Prints and Sculptures, International Society of Sculptors, Painters and Gravers, London, 1899. Page was acting Secretary in April 1899 (H. W. Page to JW, #02347). See also note below.
The paper has a deep mourning border.
4. Admiral Maxse's
Admiral Friedrich ('Frederick') Augustus Maxse (1833-1900), political writer [more] and Horace W. Page, secretary for the ISSPG [more]. Maxse was proprietor of the Prince's Rink Skating Club where the ISSPG held its first exhibition in May 1898.
'ought ... discussion' is written in the right margin, at right angles to the main text.