The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler
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System Number: 04978
Date: 30 July 1860
Author: John Phillip[1]
Place: London
Recipient: JW
Place: [London]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler P168
Document Type: ALS

'Letter[2] from John Phillip R.A. buying my first picture exhibited at the Academy in England'

1 South Villas
Campden Hill

30 July 1860

Dear Sir

I have very great pleasure in enclosing you a cheque for your charming picture[3] - Will you kindly send [p. 2] me an order for the delivery of it from the Academy

I am
Dear Sir
Your's very Truly

John Phillip.

[p. 3] '1 South Villas'[4]

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1.  John Phillip
John ('Spanish') Phillip (1817-1867), artist [more].

2.  Letter ... England
This note is written in JW's hand in red ink.

3.  picture
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.