System Number: 05299
Date: [9 August/September 1887?]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler R195
Document Type: ADdS
The Royal Society of British Artists -
Suffolk Street - Pall Mall.
[drawing of a rectangle]
[p. 2] J. McNeill. Whistler
1. [9 August/September 1887?]
This page contains a draft of JW's design for notepaper for the Society of which he was President. During her Jubilee Year, JW sent a Memorial to the Queen requesting that the Society of British Artists be called 'Imperial'. This was then amended to read 'Royal'. The SBA received a Royal Charter, thus becoming the Royal Society of British Artists (RBA; see G. Lushington to JW, 9 August 1887, #13418).