System Number: 07085
Date: 17 May 1860
Author: William Louis Winans
Recipient: Thomas Winans
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler W1074
Document Type: ALS
17th May 1860
The Criticism of The Times Critique is perhaps as Correct as can be had & you will see that he Places Jim at the Head of the list in an Exhibition in which there are over a Thousand Paintings & by the Best Modern artists.
I have seen Jim's Picture & it strikes me as it Strikes everyone as being devlish [sic] good[.] I was at The Exhibition to day and [p. 2] watched for a long time the effect it had on Passers By, and with scar[ce]ly an exception, it was very [particularly?] remarked -
As Jim thinks of going to America to practice his Art before long, it might give him a lift there if some little notice was taken by some American Paper of the Criticism of The Times as enclosed; if you think it worth while & propper [sic], Latrobe I am sure would be pleased to write a few lines for the American giving Jim a Creditable notice -
Your affect Brother
W L Winans
[p. 3, printed monogram:] W L W
Probably the review 'Exhibition from the Royal Academy, Second Notice,' The Times, 17 May 1860, p. 11.
The picture was exhibited at the Royal Academy Exhibition in May 1860.