The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler
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System Number: 01460
Date: [June 1889][1]
Author: Sheridan Ford[2]
Place: [London]
Recipient: JW
Place: [London]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler F392
Document Type: ALS

Sunday am:

My dear Master

Arthur Melville[3] wants to paint George Meredith[4].

Could you facilitate matters any by a letter of introduction? We called on you the other night in reference to the subject.

I hand you with this Quilter's[5] catalogue [p. 2] re the White House[6] sale. As usual, he invites crucifixion.

Always Sincerely,

S. Ford.

The clipping is from last night's Pall Mall.[7]

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1.  [June 1889]
The sale in question was to take place on 2 July 1889.

2.  Sheridan Ford
Sheridan Ford (1860-1922), poet, critic, politician and writer on art [more].

3.  Arthur Melville
Arthur Melville (1855-1905), watercolour painter [more].

4.  George Meredith
George Meredith (1828-1909), novelist and poet [more].

5.  Quilter's
Henry ('Arry') Quilter (1851-1907), advocate and art critic [more].

6.  White House
The house and studio designed by E. W. Godwin for JW in Tite Street, bought by Quilter after JW's bankruptcy.

7.  Pall Mall
Not identified, but probably a reference to the Pall Mall Gazette.