The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler
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System Number: 11770
Date: 6 November 1878
Author: Robert Lush[1]
Place: [London]
Recipient: James Anderson Rose[2]
Place: [London]
Repository: Library of Congress
Call Number: Manuscript Division, Pennell-Whistler Collection, PWC
Document Type: ADS


Q. B. D.[4]


UPON HEARING THE SOLICITORS OR AGENTS Counsel ON BOTH SIDES AND BY CONSENT and upon reading the Affidavit of R. L. Fulford[6] I DO ORDER THAT the Defendant's Solicitors Counsel and others be at liberty to inspect such of the pictures Exhibited by the plaintiff at the Summer Exhibition of the Grosvenor Gallery[7] in the year 1877 as are in the possession of the plaintiff or of his Solicitor

The Costs of this application to be costs in the Cause

Proper for Counsel

Robt Lush

DATED the 6th day of Novr 1878

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1.  Robert Lush
Sir Robert Lush (1807-1881), Lord Justice [more].

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

3.  123
Written in another hand at top left. Legal papers kept by Rose were numbered according to the case or aspect of a case.

4.  Q. B. D.
Queen's Bench Division.

5.  Ruskin
John Ruskin (1819-1900), critic, social reformer and artist [more]. The case of Whistler v. Ruskin was heard at the Queen's Bench of the High Court on 25-26 November 1878.

6.  R. L. Fulford
Robert Loveband Fulford (b. ca 1850), solicitor, of Walker, Martineau and Co. [more]. An affidavit requesting to see the pictures is dated 5 November 1878 (#12104).

7.  Grosvenor Gallery
Several paintings shown at the I Summer Exhibition, Grosvenor Gallery, London, 1877, were produced as evidence at the Westminster Palace Hotel during the trial. They included Nocturne in Blue and Silver (YMSM 113), Arrangement in Grey and Black, No. 2: Portrait of Thomas Carlyle (YMSM 137), Nocturne: Blue and Gold - Old Battersea Bridge (YMSM 140), Nocturne in Black and Gold: The Falling Rocket (YMSM 170) and Arrangement in Brown (YMSM 182). Several that had been exhibited were not available (Nocturne: Grey and Gold - Westminster Bridge (YMSM 145), Arrangement in Black and Brown: The Fur Jacket (YMSM 181), Arrangement in Black, No. 3: Sir Henry Irving as Philip II of Spain (YMSM 187)).