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System Number: 12065
Date: [6 November 1878][1]
Author: James Anderson Rose[2]
Place: London
Recipient: Walker Martineau and Company[3]
Place: London
Repository: Library of Congress
Call Number: Manuscript Division, Pennell-Whistler Collection, PWC
Document Type: MsDd

In the High Court of Justice
Queens Bench Division



Instr[ucti]ons for Answers to Interrogatories

J. Anderson Rose
11 Salisbury Street

[p. 2] Int[errogator]y 1 - The whole 7 were exhibited by Plt [Plaintiff] - & s some of them borrowed from the [n?] owners - Nos. 2. 3. 4 were borrowed -
1 - Belongs to Mr Whistler
2 Belongs to Mr W Graham Grosvenor Place W
3 Belongs to the Honble Percy Wyndham
44 Belgrave Sqre
exhibited previously in Dudley Gallery
(see last 2 lines of Inty) Plt believes in 1876
4 Belongs to Mrs Leyland 49 Princes Gate Hyde Park
believe[d] to have been exhibited at No [blank] Piccadilly & at Dudley Gallery
5 W although belonging to Mr Whistler they were exhibited by other persons

Interrogatory 2   The Portrait of Thomas Carlyle
Exhibited at 48 Pall Mall at Mr Whistler's Exhibition 3 or 4 years ago.

3 No. 1 was then for sale in [p. 3] the Catalogue of the Exhibition & marked for 200 Guineas. No. 1 was the only one in the Catalogue marked No for sale - Subsequently I was willing to sell No. 7 but I forget at what price

Interrogatory 4   No. 2 Sold was given by me to Mr Graham in lieu of an old outstanding Commission of 150 Guineas
No. 3 [be?] sold to the Honourable Percy Wyndham at the Exhibition of the Dudley Gallery for 200 guineas
No. 4 given presented by me to Mrs Leyland [so that[5] the only one actually sold at 200 guineas is to the Honourable Percy Wyndham & Graham as stated above]

[p. 4] Interrogatory 5 - This inquisitorial Interrogatory must be answered by Counsel according to its legal requirements & those only
Nos 1 is & 7 are in the possession of Mrs Noseda Printseller of the Strand with several other pictures upon which she has advanced a sum of money to me [They were so deposited with Mrs Noseda for such advance by one Mr Charles Augustus Howell a friend of Mr Whistlers & as between Howell & Mrs Noseda they appear to be Mr Howells property] [p. 5] & so far as I know they are still in her possession at her Shop in the Strand aforesaid
They were so when
No. 2 is in the possession of Mr Graham aforesaid
No. 3 is in the possession of Honourable Percy Wyndham aforesaid
No. 4 is in the possession of Mrs Leyland aforesaid
No. 5 is in my possession
No. 6 is destroyed [In fact Mr Whistler has painted over it with a view to alter it & change its character as a picture[.] It is in a transition state]
[p. 6] The Portrait of Thomas Carlyle is in my possession or is sometimes in the possession keeping of the Engraver & sometimes in my [sic] mine[.] It is being engraved by Richard Josey for Subscribers

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1.  [6 November 1878]
This is one of several drafts (#11950, #08966, #12065 and #12066) of a document dated 6 November 1878 (see #13279 for full annotations).

2.  James Anderson Rose
This document came with JW's legal papers to James Anderson Rose (1819-1890), solicitor [more].

3.  Walker Martineau and Company
Solicitors representing 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.

4.  113
Written in another hand, in a circle. Documents kept by Rose were numbered according to the case or aspect of a case.

5.  [so that
The square brackets surrounding 'so that ... stated above', 'They were ... property', and 'In fact ... transition state', are so written in the original.