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Record 8 of 71

System Number: 02795
Date: [August 1879][1]
Author: Charles Augustus Howell[2]
Place: [London]
Recipient: [none]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler LB 11/74/2
Document Type: PD and Ms


A RECENT REVIEW[3] OF THE PRESENT GROSVENOR GALLERY[4] EXHIBITION, EVIDENTLY WRITTEN BY SOME ONE WHOM THE MENTION OF "IMPRESSIONISM" DOES NOT INFLAME, NOTES THE BEAUTY OF ONE OF MR. WHISTLER'S EARLY WORKS THERE DISPLAYED, IN CONTRAST TO THE LACK OF MEASURE AND PROPRIETY IN THE OTHERS, WHICH ARE HIS LATEST. AND, HOWEVER [...]

The above refers to my picture of "Val Paraiso"[5] [sic]. Scribner's Magazine[6] - Aug - 1879 -


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Notes:

1.  [August 1879]
Dated from press-cutting (see note below).

2.  Charles Augustus Howell
Charles Augustus ('Owl') Howell (1840? - d.1890), entrepreneur [more].

3.  A RECENT REVIEW
'A RECENT REVIEW ... HOWEVER' is an incomplete press-cutting, stuck by Howell in the first of two albums of documents (see #02788).

4.  GROSVENOR GALLERY
The 3rd Summer Exhibition, Grosvenor Gallery, London, 1879.

5.  Val Paraiso
Crepuscule in Flesh Colour and Green: Valparaiso (YMSM 73) was exhibited at the Grosvenor (cat. no. 56) under the title 'Harmony in Green and Gold - the Pacific.'

6.  Scribner's Magazine
See Brownell, William C., 'Whistler in Painting and Etching,' Scribner's Monthly, vol. 18, no. 4, August 1879, pp. 481-495.