The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler

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Documents associated with: Winter Exhibition, Royal Society of British Artists, London, 1887-1888
Record 14 of 30

System Number: 10664
Date: [November 1887?][1]
Author: JW
Place: [London]
Recipient: [unknown]
Repository: Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Call Number: Library and Archives, Waller Dan'lson 1924
Document Type: TLfc

[R. B. A. headed paper]

Admit the bearer & friends to the Galleries -

J. McN. Whistler.

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1.  [November 1887?]
At the top of the typescript copy is the date '1887'. The letter is also dated by reference to the RBA. During her Jubilee Year, JW sent a Memorial to Victoria (1819-1901), Queen of Great Britain [more], requesting that the Society of British Artists be called Royal. The SBA subsequently received a Royal Charter, thus becoming the Royal Society of British Artists (RBA) (see G. Lushington to JW, 9 August 1887, #13418). This invitation may relate to the private view of Winter Exhibition, Royal Society of British Artists, London, 1887-1888. The original letter has not been located.