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System Number: 03577
Date: [February 1901][1]
Author: JW
Place: [Paris]
Recipient: A. N. Marquis and Co., Who's Who in America
Place: [Chicago, IL]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler LB 8/39-40
Document Type: PD/A[2]


[printed form:]

HEREWITH IS THE BRIEF PERSONAL SKETCH WHICH APPEARS IN THE 1899-1900 EDITION OF WHO'S WHO IN AMERICA. KINDLY REVISE THIS SKETCH, BRINGING IT DOWN TO DATE, AND APPENDING ANY IMPORTANT FACTS (CONFORMATORY TO THE GENERAL PLAN OF THE BOOK) WHICH MAY BE HERE OMITTED, AND RETURN AT ONCE.

YOUR ATTENTION IS ALSO ESPECIALLY CALLED TO THE ACCOMPANYING "AUTHOR'S BLANK," WHICH YOU ARE REQUESTED TO FILL OUT AND RETURN HEREWITH, IF YOU ARE THE AUTHOR OF ANY PUBLISHED BOOK, IMPORTANT MONOGRAPHS, ETC.

[pasted clipping from Who's Who, with JW's amendments:]

WHISTLER, JAMES ABBOTT MCNEILL, PORTRAIT PAINTER; BN LOWELL, MASS., 1834 of Baltimore - Painter. Son of Major George Washington Whistler[3]. Mother's[4] family, McNeills of S. Carolina.; ED. WEST POINT; STUDIED IN Pupil of Gleyre[5] PARIS UNDER GLEYRE, 1857. BEGAN TO EXHIBIT AT ROYAL ACAD., 1859; HELD EXHIBITIONS OF HIS OWN IN LONDON, 1874 AND 1892; CHEVALIER of the Legion of Honour, 1889, AND OFFICER, 1891, C / [sup.?] / 0 Officer of the LEGION OF HONOR OF FRANCE 1891; HAS BEEN PRES. SOC. BRITISH ARTISTS; MEMBER MUNICH ACAD.; SUED RUSKIN[6] AND SUFFERED VERDICT AGAINST HIM FOR ATTACK ON HIM AND HIS ART IN "FORS CLAVIGERA." Knight of the Order of St. Michael. Bavaria. Hon. Member Royal Academy of St. Luke. Rome. Hon. Member Royal Academy of Bavaria. Munich. Member Société Nationale des Beaux Arts. France - President International Society Sculptors Painters & Gravers - England. Grand Prix. Exposition Universelle. 1900. HAS PAINTED MANY NOTED PORTRAITS. NOTED AS ETCHER AND DRY-PAINTER [sic]. Paintings. Portrait of his Mother[7], Luxembourg Gallery. Carlyle[8] - Glasgow Gallery - and others Sarasate[9] - Pittsburg USA etc - La Brodequine Jaune[10] - Philadelphia Gallery USA Etchings - British Museum - Venice Academie - Dresden Galleries - Bibliotheque Nationale - etc - AUTHOR: "TEN O'CLOCK[11]", "THE GENTLE ART OF MAKING ENEMIES[12]." "The Butterfly & the Baronet[13]" ADDRESS: 110 RUE DE BAC, PARIS, FRANCE.

IF NOT ACCURATELY STATED ABOVE PLEASE FURNISH BELOW THE INFORMATION HERE INDICATED:

CHIEF PRESENT OCCUPATION OF POSITION Painter DATE OF ENTERING IT

PARENTAGE
SON OF Major George Washington Whistler -
OR
DAUGHTER OF

RESIDENCE ADDRESS [blank] BUSINESS ADDRESS [blank]

P. S. - BE SURE TO SEE THAT THE NAME IS GIVEN IN FULL AND PLAINLY WRITTEN. RETURN TO A. N. MARQUIS & CO., PUBLISHERS, CHICAGO, ILL.


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Notes:

1.  [February 1901]
See JW's accompanying letter to the publishers, #03576.

2.  PD/Ms
A further printed form appears on p. 2 and has been left blank.

3.  Major George Washington Whistler
George Washington Whistler (1800-1849), engineer, JW's father [more].

4.  Mother's
Anna Matilda Whistler (1804-1881), née McNeill, JW's mother [more].

5.  Gleyre
Marc-Charles-Gabriel Gleyre (1806-1874), painter [more].

6.  RUSKIN
John Ruskin (1819-1900), critic, social reformer and artist [more].

7.  Portrait of his Mother
Arrangement in Grey and Black: Portrait of the Painter's Mother (YMSM 101)

8.  Carlyle
Arrangement in Grey and Black, No. 2: Portrait of Thomas Carlyle (YMSM 137).

9.  Sarasate
Arrangement in Black: Portrait of Señor Pablo de Sarasate (YMSM 315).

10.  La Brodequine Jaune
Arrangement in Black: La Dame au brodequin jaune - Portrait of Lady Archibald Campbell (YMSM 242)

11.  TEN O'CLOCK
Whistler, James McNeill, Mr. Whistler's 'Ten O'Clock.', London, 1885.

12.  THE GENTLE ART OF MAKING ENEMIES
Whistler, James McNeill, The Gentle Art of Making Enemies, 2nd ed., London and New York, 1892.

13.  The Butterfly & the Baronet
Whistler, James McNeill, Eden versus Whistler: The Baronet and the Butterfly. A Valentine with a Verdict, Paris and New York, 1899 [GM, A.24].