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Record 15 of 32
System Number: 12096
Date: 28 October 1878
Author: Walker Martineau & Co
Recipient: James Anderson Rose
Repository: Library of Congress
Call Number: Manuscript Division, Pennell-Whistler Collection, PWC
Document Type: ALS
'Walker & Co. 28 Oct 1878.'
13 Kings Road, Grays Inn
28th October 1878.
Ruskin ats. Whistler
Referring to our interview this morning we think it as well to send you a list of the Pictures exhibited by Mr Whistler and which we wish to have an opportunity of inspecting prior to and to have produced at the trial.
We will call on you tomorrow at 11.
Walker Martineau & Co
J. Anderson Rose Esqre
[p. 2] Pictures exhibited by Mr Whistler in the Summer Exhibition of the Grosvenor Gallery 1877. -
1. Nocturne in Black and Gold.
2. Nocturne in Blue and Silver.
3. Nocturne in Blue and Gold.
4. Nocturne in Blue and Silver
5. Arrangement in Black No. 3 Irving as Philip II of Spain.
6. Harmony in Amber and Black
7. Arrangement in Brown.
'200 gs' [several other illegible words]
3. Walker ... 1878
Note written at right-angles in J. A. Rose's hand on far left side of page.
This concerns the forthcoming trial of Whistler v Ruskin. JW was invited to exhibit at the inaugural 1st Summer Exhibition, Grosvenor Gallery, London, 1877. However, on 2 July 1877, Ruskin accused JW of 'flinging a pot of paint in the public's face' in his review of the Grosvenor exhibition. It was this review by Ruskin in his periodical Fors Clavigera which prompted JW to bring a libel suit against him. See Ruskin, John, 'Letter the Seventy-ninth' Fors Clavigera, 2 July 1877, pp. 181-213.
13. '200 gs'
Written in JW's hand in left margin.