Documents associated with: society election
Record 6 of 14
System Number: 13129
Recipient: Society of British Artists
Repository: Victoria and Albert Museum, London
Call Number: Archives of Art and Design, AAD/1997/8/21 (M13)
Document Type: AD
'Proposal drafted by Whistler in his own hand. ? 1885/6'
Proposed by Mr Whistler, and seconded by
"That (in future) the list of Candidates for Election, pass first before the Council, whose duty it will be to select therefrom a number of names not exceeding three, -
That these three names be then submitted to the Society at the General Meeting for ballot - [p. 2] and that one candidate only be admitted -
That if, in the opinion of the Council, there be no name upon the list of Candidates worthy of admission, then upon that occasion no one will be balloted for -
That after each Election the old list be cancelled - ["]
The sheet is inserted into the SBA rough minutes 1873-87. JW joined the SBA in 1885 and was elected President on 1 June 1886. Although it has been dated in another more recent hand '? 1885/6', the slightly autocratic tone of this proposal suggests it dates from after he took office in December 1886.
2. Society of British Artists
A London based exhibiting society.
'Proposal ... 1885/6' written in another hand, at a much later date.