System Number: 04626
Date: 12 February 1902
Author: Edward Hornor Coates
Place: Philadelphia, PA
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler P266
Document Type: ALS
THE PENNSYLVANIA ACADEMY OF THE FINE ARTS.
February 12th 1902
James MacNeill Whistler, Esq.
My dear Sir,
I had this pleasure several years since, in connection with the Temple medal, and it is now my privilege to advise you that at its meeting on the 10th inst., the Board of Directors unanimously awarded to you The Academy's gold medal of Honor.
This will be forwarded to you at an early date.
We are fortunate in having in this year's, 71st Annual, Exhibition your beautiful portrait, "The Andalusian", and a very notable group of sixty nine of your Etchings.
I am faithfully yours,
Edward Hornor Coates.
[p. 2] GOLD MEDAL OF THE ACADEMY.
THE GOLD MEDAL OF THE PENNSYLVANIA ACADEMY OF THE FINE ARTS IS AWARDED AT THE DISCRETION OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS, IN RECOGNITION OF HIGH ACHIEVEMENT IN THEIR PROFESSION, TO AMERICAN PAINTERS AND SCULPTORS WHO MAY BE EXHIBITORS AT THE ACADEMY OR REPRESENTED IN THE PERMANENT COLLECTION, OR WHO FOR EMINENT SERVICES IN THE CAUSE OF ART OR TO THE ACADEMY HAVE MERITED THE DISTINCTION.
[on verso:] THE PENNSYLVANIA ACADEMY OF THE FINE ARTS,
EDWARD H. COATES, PRESIDENT.
HARRISON S. MORRIS, SECRETARY.
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This page is a thin strip of (tan coloured) paper affixed to the front of p. 1 and bearing printed text regarding medal awards.