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System Number: 02277
Date: 7 February 1898
Author: Francis Howard[1]
Place: London
Recipient: JW
Place: [Paris]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler I18
Document Type: MsD

Minutes of the Second Council Meeting

Held Feb 7th 1898

Those present[2] were: -
Mr Alfred Gilbert (who occupied the chair)
Mr Arthur Melville
Mr John Lavery
Mr C. H. Shannon
Mr M Griffenhagen
Mr G Sauter
Mr Will Rotherstein
Mr Francis Howard

The minutes of the previous Meeting were duly read and confirmed by the chairman

A letter was read from Mr F. A. Walton[3] explaining his unavoidable absence & the Honorary Sec[retary] announced letters of acceptance of Honorary Membership[4] of the society from Aman Jaen [sic] Segantini, Rodin, Thaulow, Alexander[,] Franz Stuck, Besnard, Meunier, Klinger Blanche Costa, & Liebermann

The Agenda was read & the following items passed. that, circumstances permitting the Press & Private view days be on the 6th & 7th of May, and the opening day on the Monday following

That the Hony Sec be empowered to further communicate with Hony Members of the Council respecting their intended exhibits.

That the number of Exhibits allowed to none members be placed at two

[p. 2] That the following artists[5] be invited to become Hon Members of the Council in addition to the exhisting list viz: Fremiet Carolus, Duran, St Gaudens, Begas, Dillens, & Lambeaux,

The draught draft announcement to the press was passed with the addition of the Clause pointing out that exhibits will be mingled irrespective of nationality

The rest of the Agenda relating to the general rules of exhibition was held over for the consideration of the next council meeting authorized to be called at Feb 11th at 6 o clock.

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1.  Francis Howard
Francis Howard (1874-1954), painter, art critic and collector [more], was Secretary of recently formed society, which planned to have its first exhibition in May (Exhibition of International Art, International Society of Sculptors, Painters and Gravers, London, 1898).

2.  present
Those listed as present at the Council Meeting are Alfred Gilbert (1854-1934), sculptor [more]; Arthur Melville (1855-1905), watercolour painter [more]; John Lavery (1856-1941), painter [more]; Charles Hazlewood Shannon (1863-1937), painter and lithographer [more]; Maurice William Greiffenhagen (1862-1921), painter and illustrator [more]; George Sauter (1866-1937), painter [more]; William Rothenstein (1872-1945), artist [more]; and Francis Howard (1874-1954), painter, art critic and collector [more].

3.  Mr F. A. Walton
Edward Arthur Walton (1860-1922), painter [more].

4.  Honorary Membership
Those listed as Honorary Members are Edmond François Aman-Jean (1860-1935), painter, engraver and lithographer [more]; Giovanni Segantini (1858-1899), artist [more]; René François Auguste Rodin (1840-1917), sculptor [more]; Fritz Thaulow (1847-1906), painter, printmaker and author [more]; John White Alexander (1856-1915), portrait painter and decorator [more]; Franz von Stϋck (1863-1928), painter and sculptor, first President of the Munich Secession [more]; Paul Albert Besnard (1849-1934), painter, graver and writer [more]; Constantine Émile Meunier (1831-1905), painter, sculptor and engraver [more]; Professor Max Klinger (1857-1920), history and genre painter, sculptor and engraver [more]; Jacques Émile Blanche (1861-1942), portrait painter, art critic and writer [more]; Giovanni Costa (1833-1903), marine, landscape and genre painter [more]; and Max Liebermann (1847-1935), genre and landscape painter and etcher [more].

5.  following artists
Those listed include: Emmanuel Frémiet (1824-1910), sculptor [more]; Émile-Auguste Carolus-Duran (1837-1917), painter [more]; Augustus Saint-Gaudens (1848-1907), sculptor [more]; Reinhold Begas (1831-1911), sculptor and painter [more]; Julien Dillens (1849-1904), sculptor and medallist [more]; and Joseph ('Jef')-Maria-Thomas Lambeaux (1852-1908), sculptor [more].