The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler
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System Number: 01384
Date: 12 December 1902
Author: Ernest George Brown[1]
Place: [London]
Recipient: Jeffrey Whitehead[2]
Place: London
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler F316
Document Type: TLc


Dec. 12th 1902

Jeffrey Whitehead Esq,

Dear Sir,

I saw Mr Whistler after you called yesterday, & I mentioned to him that you owned one of his medals[3]. He was very much interested & asked me to write to you & say how glad he would be if he could become the possessor of it again. In return for this courtesy he would be pleased to ask your acceptance of one of his drawings or an etching if you cared to have it. Will you kindly write me on the subject.

Faithfully yours,

Ernest G. Brown.

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1.  Ernest George Brown
Ernest George Brown (1853 or 1854-1915), assistant manager at the Fine Art Society [more].

2.  Jeffrey Whitehead
Jeffrey Whitehead (b. ca 1832), stockbroker and collector [more].

3.  medals
The exhibition medal was from the 101st exhibition, Ouvrages de peinture, sculpture, architecture, gravure et lithographie des artistes vivants, Palais des Champs Elysées, Paris, 1883 (see J. Whitehead to E. G. Brown, #01385). It was awarded for Arrangement in Grey and Black: Portrait of the Painter's Mother (YMSM 101). Whitehead agreed to take a drawing by way of exchange (see J. Whitehead to E. G. Brown, #01385).