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System Number: 09247
Date: 13 July 1892
Author: John W. Beck[1]
Place: London
Recipient: JW
Place: [Paris]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler LB 1/32
Document Type: ALS[2]


ALL LETTERS TO BE ADDRESSED TO THE SECRETARY.

[circular stamp[3]:] ROYAL COMMISSION CHICAGO EXHIBITION 1893

SOCIETY OF ARTS,
JOHN ST., ADELPHI,
LONDON. W. C.

July 13th 1892.

Dear Mr. Whistler,

I called at your house the other day hoping to see you on the subject of the Chicago Exhibition[4], but I did not find you at home. I now write to express the hope of Sir Frederick Leighton[5] and the Fine Arts Committee that you will be able to contribute to the British Section; and I shall be much obliged if you will fill in the enclosed form with the particulars of such works as you would like to represent you. Amongst them I should very much like to get your portrait of Carlyle[6], and if you approve, I would ask Sir Frederick Leighton to make application for it.

I am,
Yours faithfully

J. W. Beck

Secy.
The Fine Arts Committee.

J McNeil [sic] Whistler Esq.


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Notes:

1.  John W. Beck
John W. Beck (fl. 1861-1895), landscape painter [more].

2.  ALS
Published in Grasberger sale catalogue, ca. 1926, p. 5, item 8.

3.  stamp
Royal coat of arms and motto 'Dieu et mon droit.'

4.  Chicago Exhibition
World's Columbian Exposition, Department of Fine Arts, Chicago, 1893.

5.  Sir Frederick Leighton
Frederic Leighton (1830-1896), painter and sculptor [more].

6.  Carlyle
Arrangement in Grey and Black, No. 2: Portrait of Thomas Carlyle (YMSM 137).