System Number: 05525
Date: [19 November 1902]
Recipient: Samuel Henry Jeyes
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler S170
Document Type: ALd
1. [19 November 1902]
On 19 November 1902 JW wrote to the Standard what would be his last letter to the press (Whistler, James McNeill, 'Une Dernière Incarnation,' The Standard, 21 November 1902; #09448). He complained that Frederick Wedmore (1844-1921), art critic [more], had suggested, in his review of the 12th Exhibition, Society of Portrait Painters, New Gallery, London, 1902, that Grenat et or: Le Petit Cardinal (YMSM 469) was old work. Wedmore had in fact noted that the picture had been exhibited at the 12th Exhibition, Ouvrages de Peintures, Sculpture, Dessin, Gravure, Architecture et Objets d'Art, Société Nationale des Beaux-Arts, Paris, 1902, just before its arrival at the New Gallery. This draft is one of a number connected to JW's correspondence with the Standard; see #05526, #05527, #07476, #09448.
2. Samuel Henry Jeyes
Samuel Henry Jeyes (d. 1911), author and journalist.
Incomplete draft, written in pencil.
John Podsnap, a self-important character in Charles Dickens's Our Mutual Friend (London, 1864-65). JW represented Wedmore as Podsnap in his correspondence with the Standard.
7. Red Badge
A pun on the title of Stephen Crane's novel, The Red Badge of Courage, D. Appleton & Co., New York, 1895.