UNIVERSITY of GLASGOW

The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler
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System Number: 06023
Date: 27 February 1891
Author: Edward Arthur Walton[1]
Place: Glasgow
Recipient: JW
Place: [London]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler W20
Document Type: ALS


203 BATH STREET,
GLASGOW.

27. Feb 91.

James McNeil [sic] Whistler Esq

Dear Sir

The petition[2] was presented today by a deputation of artists and laymen and was well received. We procured the signatures of Orchardson[3] - Millais[4] Gilbert[5] - Murray[6] - MacTaggart R. S. A.[7] Robt Alexander R. S. A.[8] and Lawton Wingate R. S. A.[9]. We now hope that no time will be lost by the Corporation people [p. 2] comming [sic] to a decision & I hope we may have the fortune of possessing your great picture.

Yours very truly

E. A. Walton.


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Notes:

1.  Edward Arthur Walton
Edward Arthur Walton (1860-1922), painter [more].

2.  petition
The petition urged the Corporation to buy Arrangement in Grey and Black, No. 2: Portrait of Thomas Carlyle (YMSM 137).

3.  Orchardson
William Quiller Orchardson (1832-1910), genre and portrait painter [more].

4.  Millais
John Everett Millais (1829-1896), artist [more].

5.  Gilbert
Alfred Gilbert (1854-1934), sculptor [more].

6.  Murray
David Murray (1849-1933), landscape painter [more].

7.  MacTaggart R. S. A.
William McTaggart (1835-1910), landscape painter [more].

8.  Robt Alexander R. S. A.
Robert Alexander (1840-1923), animal painter [more].

9.  Lawton Wingate R. S. A.
James Lawton Wingate (1846-1924), landscape, animal and figure painter [more].