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Edward Clifton Griffith, ??-??

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Captain Edward Clifton Griffith (later Lieutenant Coplonel) was a gallery landlord. His widow, Margaret Henderson Griffith, died in 14 January 1925.

Life:

Griffith was the proprietor of the London gallery where Whistler held his first one-man show, Mr Whistler's Exhibition, Flemish Gallery, Pall Mall, London, 1874. Whistler redecorated the gallery, and Griffith threatened proceedings if gallery was not reinstated to its original decorative state; on 29 January 1875, Griffith issued a writ claiming back rent and costs of repair to the gallery (see E. C. Griffith to JW, #12140).

Bibliography:

Kelly's Post Office London Directory, London; The Times, Friday, 23 January 1925, p. 1.