Documents associated with: 97th Exhibition of the Royal Academy of Arts, Royal Academy, London, 1865
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[...] I need scarcely tell you how glad I was to hear all the newspapers and other papers singing your praise this year. To be sure they seem to consider you rather a perverse character but they all allow you can paint which is certainly the main matter [...]
1. [June/September 1863?]
This may date from after May 1863 when Symphony in White, No. I: The White Girl (YMSM 38), was a succés de scandale at the Salon des Refusés in Paris and was praised by Paul Mantz (1821-1895), art critic [more], and others, but before August or September 1863 when JW wrote again to O'Leary (see #09333). However, it could date from after May 1860, when At the Piano (YMSM 24) was a success, or after May 1865, when Symphony in White, No. 2: The Little White Girl (YMSM 52) and Harmony in Green and Rose: The Music Room (YMSM 34) were well reviewed at the Royal Academy.
Extract from Maggs, Sale Catalogue 449, London, 1924 (cat. no. 457).