Documents associated with: 104th Exhibition of the Royal Academy of Arts, Royal Academy, London, 1872
Record 16 of 17
1. [May 1887?]
Dated by reference to exhibition (see below).
The source of this copy is Sidney Starr (1866 or 1867-1925), painter [more]. He told the Pennells that JW sent this telegram after W. R. Sickert praised Leighton. Published in Pennell, Elizabeth Robins, and Joseph Pennell, The Life of James McNeill Whistler, 2 vols, London and Philadelphia, 1908, vol. 2, p. 20.
4. Harvest Moon
F. Leighton, Harvest Moon (z191). Sickert had praised Leighton's Summer Moon, which was in Royal Jubilee Exhibition, Manchester, 1887 (cat. no. 438). It had first been seen at the Royal Academy in 1872, and was a decorative and atmospheric picture of sleeping women (see Leonée and Richard Ormond, Lord Leighton, New Haven and London, 1975, cat. no. 201, pl. 118). According to Sitwell, Sickert's 1887 review appeared in the New York Herald (see Sickert, Walter Richard, A Free House! or The Artist as Craftsman, being the Writings of Walter Richard Sickert, London, 1947, p. 32).