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Record 11 of 87

System Number: 13341
Date: [1869/1872?][1]
Author: [JW, Walter Greaves et al][2]
Place: [London]
Recipient: [none]
Repository: Hunterian Art Gallery, University of Glasgow
Call Number: GLAHA 46028
Document Type: Ms/AD

[paper folded]
[Sauces?] Ivory
[paper folded]
For a drawing
[paper folded]
If I will if you will
[paper folded]
Well good night
[paper folded]
She sighed
then sighed again
[paper folded]
He's a damn liar
[paper folded]

[p. 2] [drawing[4]]

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1.  [1869/1872]
Dated from JW's association with Walter and Alice Greaves (see below).

2.  [JW, Walter Greaves et al]
This appears to be partly a list and partly a game of consequences, with each phrase or sentence separated by folds. The writers, who appear to have been rather drunk, included JW ('If I will if you will') and Walter Greaves (1846-1930), boatman and painter [more]. The document may have been acquired with other work from Greaves by William Stephen Marchant (1868-1925), art dealer [more], and it was given to the Hunterian Art Gallery by Mrs Marchant.

3.  Horace
Possibly Horace Jee, musician, JW's occasional secretary [more].

4.  drawing
Studies of a man's head and a crouching woman (M.360). These pencil sketches may have been by JW or Greaves, being similar to drawings by JW of Alice ('Tinnie') Fay Greaves (b. 1852), model [more], which are related to The Three Girls (YMSM 88).