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System Number: 13403
Date: 15 December 1887
Author: JW
Place: London
Recipient: Horace Henry Cauty[1]
Place: [London]
Repository: Victoria and Albert Museum, London
Call Number: Archive of Art and Design, RBA [Rough Minute Books] WHI 10
Document Type: MsD[2]

[rectangular logo with crowned lion:] RBA


Dec 15. 1887

Mr Whistlers List[3][left column:]
Dr Richard Quain,[4]
Mr F. A. Inderwick,
Prof & Mrs Armstrong,
Mr & Mrs. F. E. Jeune,
Mr A. Montgomery,
Mr R. Whiteing,
Mr H. A. Fane,
Mr A. G. Gooch,
Mr John MacWhirter,
Mr W. Lethbridge,
Prof. Sidney Colvin,
Mr & Mrs Horace Nevill,
Mr F. R. Warre,
Mr [T or J?]. D. Croft,
Mr C. Drummond,
Mr & Mrs Walter Creyke,
Mr & Mrs C. Woodville,
Mr C. W. Duncombe,
Mr J. Graham,
Mr H. Kemble,
Mr Loftus & Lady F. [Fitzroygram?],

[centre column:]
Mr & Mrs. C. McLaren,
Mrs. Forster,
Mr. Justin H. McCarthy,
Mr & Miss Took,
Mr A. Parsons,
Mrs J. [Mactear or Maclean?],
Mr & Mrs Bigham,
Mr & Mrs Gerald Potter,
Mr & Mrs G. Grossmith,
Sir J. M. Carmichael,
Mr G. Fairfield,
Mr & Mrs Leo Schuster,
Mr & Mrs E. Thynne,
Mr, Mrs & the Misses Casella,
Mr Godfrey Webb,
Mr Fisher,
Mr Smalley,
Mrs Scott Campbell,
Capt & Mrs P. Hewett,
Mr A. Moore *,
Sir Charles Newton,
Mr & Mrs C. Upperton,

[right column:]
Mr & Mrs C. Carr,
Mr G. [Smart or Stuart?],
Mr M. C. Salaman,
Miss M. Fortescue,
Mr & Mrs Seymour Trowe,
Mr H. D. Rhodes,
Sir F. & Lady Pollock
Mr [Q. Levis?],
Mr Leslie Lane,
Mr E. Chappell,
Mr J. G. Rhodes,
Lt, Col, G. Alexander,
Mr A. Mackenzie Mackay
Mr C. M. Newton
Mrs Clarke
Mr C. G. Robertson
Mr E. Dicey,
Mr C. Jerningham
Mr & Mrs Hurlbert

[p. 2, left column:]
Mrs & Miss Calhoun,
His Honor J. Bacon
Mr & Mrs F. MacMillan,
Mr F. MacMillan,
Mr & Mrs W. Langdale,
Mr H. Naylor Leyland,
Lord Sherborne,
Mr A. Dampier May,
Mr & Mrs H. Cockerell,
Mr & Mrs F. Moulton,
Madame Gabrielli,
Signor d'Aventino,
Mr Ashley Sherry,
The Misses Schletter,
Mr & Mrs M. Ridley,
Miss Raffalovitch,
Mr A, & Miss Baccani,
Mr Seymour Lucas,
Mr Bret Harte,
Madame Venturi,
Mr Justin MaccCarthy,
Mr André Raffalovitch,

[right column:]
Mr & Mrs Monk
Major, Mrs, & the Misses Weller [sic]
Mrs Sickert
Mr & Mrs H. Love
Mrs Kohnstam
Mr H. Savile Clarke
Mr & Mrs Alan Cole
Mr & Mrs G. Batten
Mr J. E. C. Mathews
Mr F. Dicey
Mr & Mrs Pickford Waller
Mr C. Dowdeswell
General [Blacte?]
Mr & Mrs T. M. McLean
Lord & Lady R. Churchill
Mr R. Corney Grain
Mr & Mrs E. Paynter
Mr & Mrs G. W. Godfrey
Mr Hamilton Aide
Mr A. W. Dubourg
Mr L. Pattison
Mr F. H. Tracey
Mre R. Lehman
Mr J. Forbes Robertson

Dec 15. 1887

[left column:]
Lord & Lady Wentworth,
The Misses Kohnstam,
Hon. Byng,
Mr Glover,
Mr, Mrs & Miss Smalley,
Mr H. Brabazon,
Mr & Mrs B. Scoones
Mr Stanley Little,
Dr & Mrs W. Mc. Whistler,
Dr [Javell?],
Dr & Mrs Woakes,
Mr & Mrs M. B. Manuel,
Mr H. Hammersly,
Miss Helen [Frishides?],
Mr T. Bowles,
M. K. Howard,
Dr [T?]. Bird,
Mr W. [Nassau or Hassan?] senior,
Mrs Maxse,
Mr & Mrs Oscar Wilde,
Lady Colin Campbell,

[right column:]
Mrs Sitwell,
Mr Joseph & Miss [Halton?],
Rt Hon G. A. F. C. Bentinck,
Mrs Lanteri,
Mr Louis Sterne

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1.  Horace Henry Cauty
Horace Henry Cauty (1846-1909), historical and genre painter [more]. JW was elected President of the Society of British Artists on 1 June 1886 and took office in December. It became the Royal Society of British Artists in 1887. The size of JW's guest list was one of many causes of conflict between him and the RBA Council. At the Monthly meeting on 5 December 1887, 'The resolution was put to the meeting and carried therefore in the following form 'that no invitation shall be issued for the private view except through the Secretary of the Society' be added to law 43. That the following be added to law 81 'that the servants of the Society shall receive instruction as to their duties through him (the Secretary) only and he shall be responsible that the servants of the Society do their duty.' JW's enormous guest list is dated 10 days after this meeting and was probably intended to give the recipient a lot of work.

2.  MsD
Written by Charles James Whistler Hanson (1870-1935), engineer, son of JW and Louisa Fanny Hanson [more]. The RBA logo is at the top of pp. 1 and 3.

3.  Mr Whistler's list
Double underlined.

4.  Dr Richard Quain
This is JW's guest list for the private view of Winter Exhibition, Royal Society of British Artists, London, 1887-1888. Artists included Charles Hamilton Aidée (1826-1906), novelist, dramatist and amateur artist [more], Hercules Brabazon Brabazon (1821-1906), painter [more], Albert Joseph Moore (1841-1893), painter [more], Edward John Poynter (1836-1919), history and genre painter [more], and Richard Caton Woodville (1856-1927), history painter [more]. There were writers and aesthetes, such as Malcolm Charles Salaman (1855-1940), art critic and dramatist [more], Francis Bret Harte (1836-1902), writer [more], and Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wilde (1854-1900), writer, critic and playwright [more]. Collectors included John Gerald Potter (1829-1908), wallpaper manufacturer and patron [more], Emilie Venturi (d. 1893), née Ashurst, wife (1) of Sydney Hawkes, and (2) Carlo Venturi [more], and Dr Edward G. Woakes (ca 1837 - d.1912), aural surgeon to the London Hospital [more]. Charles Dowdeswell (m. 1897), art dealer, son of C. W. Dowdeswell [more], was invited. Aristocrats included Ralph Gordon Noel Milbanke (1839-1906), Baron Wentworth (1862), later Earl of Lovelace [more], and Lord Randolph Henry Spencer Churchill (1849-1895), MP, Chancellor of the Exchequer in 1886 [more]. The legal profession was represented by Charles Benjamin Bright McLaren (1850-1934), first Baron Aberconway, lawyer, MP and collector [more]. JW's close contacts with music and the stage meant he invited such popular figures as Corney Grain (1844-1895), barrister turned actor [more]. Relatives included Miltiades Basil Manuel (1841-1907), collector [more], and his wife Sophie, Hon Charles Ernest Thynne (1849-1906), solicitor, husband of JW's niece Annie Haden [more], and William McNeill Whistler (1836-1900), physician, JW's brother [more], and his wife Helen. Other people listed are as follows: Rev. Francis Edmund Byng (1835-1918), Vicar of St Peters, Kensington [more], Mr and Mrs Calhoun, unidentified, Gertrude Elizabeth Campbell (1857-1911), née Blood, Lady Colin Campbell, writer, art critic and amateur artist [more], Laura M. Scott Campbell (d. 1895), wife of Captain A. Scott Campbell of the 50th regiment, Sir James Morse Carmichael (1844-1902), Bart., civil servant, MP and collector [more], Joseph Williams Comyns Carr (1849-1916), art critic and theatre manager [more], Louise Cornelia ('Nelia' not 'Nella') Casella (1860-1950), artist [more], E. Chappell, unidentified, Mrs Clark, unidentified, Howard Miall Cockerell (b. ca 1847), merchant [more], Maria Cockerell (b. ca 1843), née Humphrey, wife of H. M. Cockerell [more], Alan Summerly Cole (1846-1934), textile expert and museum official [more], Margaret ('Margie') Elizabeth Cole (b. ca 1860, m. 1879), née Clark, wife of Alan S. Cole [more], Sidney Colvin (1845-1927), Keeper of Prints and Drawings, British Museum [more], Walter P. Creyke (b. ca 1829), social acquaintance of JW [more], T. D. Croft, managing director of the Grafton Galleries, Serafino de Avendano (1838-1916), painter and etcher [more], Frank Dicey (ca 1838 - d.1888), painter [more], Charles Drummond (b. ca 1855- d. 1932), banker [more], Augustus William Dubourg (1830-1910), playwright, novelist, and civil servant [more], Major-General Charles Wilmer Duncombe (1838-1911), JP, army officer [more], George Edwin Fairchild (b. ca 1851), accountant [more], Henry Arthur Fane, a neighbour of JW, living at 15 Tite Street [more], possibly Richard Fisher (d. 1890), Fellow and Curator of the Society of Painter-Etchers [more], Amy Leslie Forster (b. ca 1853), née Worth [more], Miss M. Fortescue, unidentified, Henrietta Gabrielli (b. ca 1839), wife of Antonio Gabrielli, FRGS, engineer [more], Glover, unidentified, George William Godfrey (1843-1897), dramatist [more], George Grossmith (1847-1912), critic [more], Mr Joseph and Miss Halton, unidentified, Hugh Sunhouse Hammersley (b. ca 1839), banker and collector [more], Captain and Mrs P. H. Hewitt, residents of 4 Courtfield Road, London, Kenneth Howard (1845-1903), Foreign Office official, William Henry Hurlbert (1827-1895), journalist and author, editor-in-chief of the New York World from 1876-1883 [more], Katherine P. Hurlbert (m. 1884), née Tracy, wife of W. H. Hurlbert [more], Frederick Andrew Inderwick (1856-1904), lawyer and antiquary [more], Charles Edward Wynne Jerningham (1854-1921), soldier, philanthopist and composer [more], Rt. Hon. Sir Francis Henry Jeune (1843-1905), barrister, judge and Privy Councillor [more], Dr Coleman Jewell (b. 1852), physician[more], Dr H. Kemble, possibly Horatio Kemble, Leslie Lane, unidentified, William Langdale (b. ca 1826), magistrate [more], Edouard ('Edward') Lanteri (1848-1917), sculptor [more], Honorine Lanteri (b. ca 1847), wife of Edouard Lanteri, sculptor [more], Rudolph August Wilhelm Lehman (1819-1905), history painter [more], Walter Buckler Lethbridge (b. ca 1825), barrister [more], Sir Herbert Naylor-Leyland (1864-1899), MP [more], James Stanley Little (1856-1940), novelist, historian, art critic, editor of Public Opinion [more], Loftus, not identified, Mr and Mrs H. Love, unidentified, Stanley Lucas (1834-1903), musical amateur and member of the Arts Club [more], A. Mackenzie, unidentified, Mrs J. Maclean, unidentified, Frederick Orridge Macmillan (1851-1936), publisher [more], J. E. C. Matthews, unidentified, Cecilia Maxse (b. ca 1847, m. 1862), wife of F. A. Maxse [more], Arthur Dampier May (b. ca 1858), genre and portrait painter [more], Justin McCarthy (1830-1912), MP, journalist, novelist and historian [more], Justin Huntly McCarthy (1860-1936), dramatist, novelist and historian [more], Charles Benjamin Bright McLaren (1850-1934), first Baron Aberconway, lawyer, MP and collector [more], Thomas M. McLean (b. ca 1832), print dealer and publisher [more], Mr and Mrs Monk, unidentified, Alfred Montgomery (1814-1896), dandy [more], Horace Neville (b. ca 1855), financier and property owner [more], Sir Charles Thomas Newton (1814-1894), Keeper of Greek and Roman Antiquities at the British Museum [more], C. M. Newton, unidentified, Jacob Luard Pattisson (1841-1915), civil servant [more], William Frederick Pollock (d. 1888), signatory to pleas, judge's chambers [more], John Gerald Potter (1829-1908), wallpaper manufacturer and patron [more], Sir Richard Quain (1816-1898), MD, physician [more], Marc-André Raffalovich (1864-1934), journalist, poet and novelist [more], Miss Raffalovitch, unidentified, Mr and Mrs M. Reilly, unidentified, Henry D. Rhoades (b. ca 1828), banker [more], J. C. Rhodes, unidentified, John Forbes Robertson (1822-1903), art editor of the Pictorial World [more], Malcolm Charles Salaman (1855-1940), art critic and dramatist [more], Annie Schletter, actress [more], Mr and Mrs Schuster, unidentified, William Baptiste Wordsworth Scoones (1838 or 1839-1906), civil servant [more], Henrietta M. Scoones (b. 1838 or 1839), wife of W. B. W. Scoones [more], Edward Lenox Dutton (1831-1919), Lord Sherborne [more], Susan Elizabeth Dutton (d. 1907), née Block, Lady Sherborne [more], Ashley Sherry, unidentified, Ellen Melicent Sickert (1848-1914), née Cobden, writer [more], Mrs Sitwell, unidentified, George Washburn Smalley (1833-1916), journalist and Times correspondent [more], Mrs G. W. Smalley, wife of the journalist, Louis Sterne (b. 1835), inventor and railroad engineer [more], G. Stuart, unidentified, Hon Charles Ernest Thynne (1849-1906), solicitor, husband of JW's niece Annie Haden [more], John Lawrence Toole (1830-1906), theatrical producer and manager, proprietor of Toole's theatre [more], F. H. Tracey, possibly the Hon. H. Tracey, a Chelsea resident, Clement Upperton (b. ca 1834), solicitor [more], Emilie Venturi (d. 1893), née Ashurst, wife (1) of Sydney Hawkes, and (2) Carlo Venturi [more], Emma Waller (m. 1864), née Piggott, wife of C. B. Waller [more], Charles Bullen Waller (b. 1842), builder [more], Pickford Robert Waller (1849-1930), designer and collector [more], Frederick Richard Warre (b. 1831), rentier [more], Godfrey Webb (b. ca 1832), writer [more], Ralph Gordon Noel Milbanke (1839-1906), Baron Wentworth (1862), later Earl of Lovelace [more], Richard Whiteing (1840-1928), journalist and novelist [more], Constance Mary Wilde (1858-1898), née Lloyd, wife of Oscar Wilde [more], Dr Edward G. Woakes (ca 1837 - d.1912), aural surgeon to the London Hospital [more], Richard Caton Woodville (1856-1927), history painter [more], and Annie E. Woodville (b. ca 1855 ), wife of the painter, R. C. Woodville [more].