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System Number: 02345
Date: 25 April 1899
Author: Francis Howard[1]
Place: London
Recipient: Frederick Augustus Maxse[2]
Place: [London]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler I85
Document Type: ALcS


THE EXHIBITION OF / INTERNATIONAL ART,
KNIGHTSBRIDGE,
LONDON, S. W.

TELEGRAPHIC ADDRESS
"SNOWBIRD" LONDON.

25. Ap. 99

Dear Admiral Maxse

The Vice President[3] has brought your wishes before this afternoons Meeting of the Council. While wishing to consider your wishes in every way the Council regrets that it is [p. 2] unable to depart from the decision of last meeting. If Mr Mempes[4] [sic] will submit works tomorrow or next day they will receive careful consideration

Yours faithfully

Francis Howard

Hon: Sec:

Admiral Maxse


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Notes:

1.  Francis Howard
Francis Howard (1874-1954), painter, art critic and collector [more].

2.  Frederick Augustus Maxse
Admiral Friedrich ('Frederick') Augustus Maxse (1833-1900), political writer [more].

3.  Vice President
John Lavery (1856-1941), painter [more].

4.  Mr Mempes
Mortimer Luddington Menpes (1860-1938), artist [more]. Maxse wished to have one or two of Menpes' works in the 2nd Exhibition, Pictures, Drawings, Prints and Sculptures, International Society of Sculptors, Painters and Gravers, London, 1899 (it would open in May). Ses F. A. Maxse to JW, #02337. However, JW had quarrelled with Menpes some years previously and objected to his presence. Although JW's objection was overruled by the Council, in the end, Menpes did not exhibit with the ISSPG.