Documents associated with: design, stained glass
Record 4 of 4
Dear Mr. Simpson -
I am afraid that I can be of no use - as my nomination is more of a complimentary one than any thing else - and I have not as yet been near the place - Doubtless by this time your picture will have been received and rece[i]ved very well on its own merits - so that's all right -
The window was put up in the church long ago - Your cousin Mrs Holmes who came once or twice with your [p. 2] brother, and whom we found very nice and amiable, will tell you of its success with all the Bishops and dignitaries -
J McN Whistler
1. [April 1892?]
Dated by the reference to the window (see below).
This may refer to the selection of pictures for an exhibition or membership of a Society or Club.
B. Whistler, Holme Memorial Window (z224), a stained glass window erected in memory of Mrs Holme's daughter, designed by Beatrix Whistler (1857-1896), née Beatrice Philip, artist [more]. It was erected in the Parish Church of Orton in Cumbria (see MacDonald, Margaret F., Beatrice Whistler Artist and Designer, Glasgow, 1997). The window was consecrated by the Bishop of Carlyle in a special ceremony (Westmoreland Gazette, 5 March 1892; and see #06611).
Simpson, brother of the artist, related to Mrs J. Holmes.
7. Mrs. Simpson
Mrs Simpson, wife of an artist.
8. Venetian glass Baby
It is not clear if this is a real or Murano glass baby!