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Documents associated with: Wisselingh., Elbert Jan Van
Record 19 of 27
System Number: 07471
Date: [3/12 November 1897]
Recipient: [newspaper editor]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler X45
Document Type: ALd
On the 26 - of October - Sir William Eden offered the portrait of his daughter for sale ["]in the market" - Most excellent!
For weeks past a gloom has come upon the camp of Painters & artificers in marble, bronze & gold workers - because of
the abrupt reproach liking truth hurled at them all.
Cobblers & artists, said "Q C.", are one before the law -
The painter & the tailor wrote the redoubtable "Fred" - Baculinum Fred - you know - are both tradesman -
Now this is most refreshing and healthy news! -
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1. [3/12 November 1897]
Dated from related letters discussing the sale of the Eden painting: E. Van Wisselingh to JW, 3 November 1897, #07105, and JW to J. Pennell, [12 November 1897], #07857.
2. Sir William Eden
Sir William Eden (1849-1915), painter and collector [more].
3. portrait of his daughter
On 26 October 1893, Eden asked D. C. Thomson to dispose of the portrait by John Macallan Swan (1847-1908), animal painter and sculptor [more], as he disliked it (#01032).
JW makes a similar argument about cobblers and artists in a letter to the Pall Mall Gazette, 29 March 1895, #10550.
5. Baculinum Fred
Frederick Morton Eden (1829-1917), Barrister [more]; JW gave him the nickname 'Baculinum' (see #02192).