System Number: 12148
Date: [23 January 1875]
Author: Edward Clifton Griffith
Repository: Library of Congress
Call Number: Manuscript Division, Pennell-Whistler Collection, PWC 1
Document Type: W
[telegraph form:] POST OFFICE TELEGRAPHS
OFFICE OF ORIGIN West Strand
HANDED IN AT 9.10 .M., SENT OUT AT .M.,
[postmark:] LIVERPOOL / JA 23 / 75
From Clifton Griffith
30 St James Sq
To J. M. Whistler Esq
1. [23 January 1875]
Dated from postmark.
The gallery was the venue for JW's first solo exhibition, Mr Whistler's Exhibition, Flemish Gallery, Pall Mall, London, 1874. While it was originally hung in maroon cloth, JW created his own decorative scheme in primrose, pink-grey and brown for his exhibition. E. C. Griffith insisted that the cloth and the original decoration be reinstated at the end of JW's lease (see E. C. Griffith to JW, #12154). JW claimed that according to the terms of his lease, he was only required to reinstate the cloth and that Griffiths' servant 'told my man Fox that the cloth was not worth rehanging - and consequently it was not done' (see JW to E. C. Griffiths, #11442).