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System Number: 05270
Date: [July 1887][1]
Author: The Society of British Artists[2]
Place: London
Recipient: JW
Place: [London]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler R166
Document Type: PD/Ms/S[3]


NO. 759[4]

THE SOCIETY OF BRITISH ARTISTS.

BALLOT OF PAINTINGS DRAWINGS, SKETCHES & SCULPTURE,
THE DRAWING WILL TAKE PLACE IN AUGUST.

[butterfly signature]

MEMBER

J. McN. Whistler

[lion cartouche][5]

PRICE ONE GUINEA.

SUFFOLK STREET,
PALL MALL.


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Notes:

1.  [July 1887]
Dated by reference to the ballot which was to take place in August 1887.

2.  The Society of British Artists
JW became President of the SBA in June and took office in December 1886.

3.  PD/Ms/S
This document is a ballot ticket, having been torn from a booklet by a perforated edge on the left.

4.  759
Stamped on ticket.

5.  [lion cartouche]
A Lion for the SBA (M.1121). The design of a lion in a rectangular cartouche as printed here on the right (in red ink), was first used on the catalogue for 63rd Annual Exhibition, Society of British Artists, London, 1886, and then for the card for the Smoking Conversazione on 11 December 1886. A more formal version of the design was developed for the RBA, soon after it was given Royal Status.