UNIVERSITY of GLASGOW

The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler
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System Number: 08712
Date: [December 1886?][1]
Author: Horace Henry Cauty[2]
Place: London
Recipient: [unknown][3]
Repository: Library of Congress
Call Number: Rare Books and Manuscripts Division
Document Type: ALS


[Circular crest with lion:] SBA
INCORPORATED SOCIETY OF
BRITISH ARTISTS.

SUFFOLK STREET, PALL MALL EAST, S. W.

Dear

During the months of February and March 1887 it is proposed to hold a loan exhibition in[4] the Galleries of the Society of British Artists of the works of Mr James McNiell [sic] Whistler the President.

I am therefore desired by the Committee appointed to ask you to lend any works you have in your collection by Mr Whistler

especially

for that purpose.

The Exhibition will open early in February and remain open about a month, every care will be taken of the pictures lent, the Society holding itself responsible for charges of packing & carriage to & fro, and also for insurance against fire.

[p. 2] Mr Walter Dowdeswell[5] of 133 New Bond Street has consented to act as the Hon Sec to the committee to whom your answer should be addressed. Any further information you may desire to have will be willingly given by him.

As the different exhibits should be at the Galleries not later than the 31st of January, your early reply will be considered a favour.

Your kind acquiescence will greatly contribute to the success of the Exhibition.

I remain
Yours' obedly

Horace H. Cauty

Sec. S. B. A


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Notes:

1.  [December 1886]
Dated by reference to exhibition arrangements by SBA in January and February 1887.

2.  Horace Henry Cauty
Horace Henry Cauty (1846-1909), historical and genre painter [more].

3.  [unknown]
The letter was to be sent to collectors of JW's works.

4.  loan exhibition in
The proposed exhibition never took place.

5.  Mr Walter Dowdeswell
Walter Dowdeswell (1858-1929), art dealer [more].