System Number: 05030
Date: 19 May 1893
Author: Francis Gerard Prange
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler P670
Document Type: ALS
VISCOUNT BARING. ALFRED FARQUHAR, ESQ.
MARQUIS OF GRANBY, M. P.
LORD HOTHFIELD. E. M. UNDERDOWN, ESQ., Q. C.
EARL OF WHARNCLIFFE.
T. D. CROFT, ESQ.
HENRY BISHOP, ESQ.
F. G. PRANGE, ESQ.
THE GRAFTON GALLERIES, LIMITED.
8, GRAFTON STREET, W.
19 May 1893
My dear Whistler,
I have heard reports that Mr Sheridan Ford has asserted that he had a position of influence, or a certain status in connection with the Grafton Gallery.
Should this be true I beg that you will give such statements an emphatic denial
Neither the Grafton Galleries, nor the Portrait Society have any connections whatever with Mr Sheridan [p. 2] Ford.
F G Prange
[sketch of head]
2. HONORARY DIRECTORS
These include John James Robert Manners (1818-1906), Marquis of Granby, politician [more]; Emmanuel Maguire Underdown (1831-1913), barrister [more]; Edward Montagu Stuart Granville Stuart-Wortley (1827-1899), 1st Earl of Wharncliffe [more].
3. T. D. CROFT
T. D. Croft, managing director of the Grafton Galleries.
4. HENRY BISHOP
Henry Bishop, Secretary of the Grafton Gallery, possibly an artist.
5. Mr Sheridan Ford
Sheridan Ford (1860-1922), poet, critic, politician and writer on art [more]. This letter is clearly intended for circulation, following correspondence between Prange and JW on the subject of Ford's malpractices (see Prange to JW, 17 and 19 May 1893, #05028, #05029). JW made a copy of this letter, again, presumably for circulation, #05031.
6. Portrait Society
The Society of Portrait Painters; JW was on the committee.