System Number: 03603
Date: 4 January 
Place: St Ives
Recipient: Ernest George Brown
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler LB 9/12
Document Type: ALS
Dear Mr Brown -
Your card has been forwarded to me here -
Kindly write to me at once as my movements are uncertain - and am tremendously busy with lots of pictures of all kinds -
Yours truly -
J McNeill Whistler
14. Barnoon Terrace. St Ives. Cornwall -
1. 4 January 
Year dated from address. JW spent January 1884 at St Ives in Cornwall working with Mortimer Luddington Menpes (1860-1938), artist [more], and Walter Richard Sickert (1860-1942), artist and writer on art [more].
4. lots of pictures
Numerous small scale works in oil, such as The Angry Sea (YMSM 282), and in watercolour, such as Sunrise; gold and grey (M.917), reveal this as an important period in JW's artistic development (see YMSM 263-288; M.915-921). Many of them were exhibited in 'Notes' - 'Harmonies' - 'Nocturnes', Messrs Dowdeswell, London, 1884.
5. Jan 4.
Written diagonally across lower left margin.