The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler
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Wickham Flower, ca 1836-??

Nationality: English
Date of Birth: 1836 ca
Place of Birth: London
Date of Death:
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Wickham Flower was an English solicitor and collector. His wife was Elizabeth H. Flower.


JW and Flower were in correspondence in 1884, Flower being interested in a number of JW oils. He offered JW 205 guineas for An Orange Note: Sweet Shop (YMSM 264), Note in Blue and Opal: The Sun Cloud (YMSM 271), Harmony in Brown and Gold: Old Chelsea Church (YMSM 305), but JW said Note in Blue and Opal: The Sun Cloud (YMSM 271) was priced 130 guineas in the Dowdeswell catalogue and suggested £160 for An Orange Note: Sweet Shop (YMSM 264) and Note in Blue and Opal: The Sun Cloud (YMSM 271). Flower agreed and purchased the two. He also bought several lithographs by JW from the Fine Art Society in 1895.


UK census 1881 from (accessed 2004); Young, Andrew McLaren, Margaret F. MacDonald, Robin Spencer and Hamish Miles, The Paintings of James McNeill Whistler, New Haven and London, 1980; Spink, Nesta R., The Lithographs of James McNeill Whistler, gen. eds Harriet K. Stratis and Martha Tedeschi, Chicago, 1998, pp. 172-73.