System Number: 04978
Date: 30 July 1860
Author: John Phillip
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler P168
Document Type: ALS
'Letter from John Phillip R.A. buying my first picture exhibited at the Academy in England'
1 South Villas
30 July 1860
I have very great pleasure in enclosing you a cheque for your charming picture - Will you kindly send [p. 2] me an order for the delivery of it from the Academy
Your's very Truly
[p. 3] '1 South Villas'
2. Letter ... England
This note is written in JW's hand in red ink.
Phillip purchased JW's painting At the Piano (YMSM 24) for £30 after it was exhibited in 92nd Exhibition of the Royal Academy of Arts, Royal Academy, London, 1860. The painting had been very well received; Charles Lock Eastlake (1793-1865), President of the Academy of Fine Arts [more], told the Duchess of Sutherland that it was the best painting in the exhibition.
4. '1 South Villas'
This may have been written in another hand.