Documents associated with: [Exhibition of the work of J. McN. Whistler], College for Working Men and Women, London, 1889
Record 5 of 7
THE COLLEGE FOR MEN AND WOMEN
20, QUEEN SQUARE, RUSSELL SQUARE, W. C.
EXHIBITION OF MR. WHISTLER'S
PAINTINGS, ETCHINGS, AND PASTILS. [sic]
THE COUNCIL REQUEST THE HONOUR OF
Monsieur L. E. Lefèvre -
OiN MAY 1ST AT 4 O'CLOCK.
WHEN THE EXHIBITION WILL BE OPENED BY
THE RIGHT HON.
THE LORD HIGH CHANCELLOR AND LADY HALSBURY. THE FAVOUR OF AN ANSWER IS REQUESTED.
With the compliments of
J McN Whistler
1. [2/16] May 
The invitation apparently dates from immediately after the private view on 1 May of the [Exhibition of the work of J. McN. Whistler], College for Working Men and Women, London, 1889, since it is written on a card for the private view.
2. L. E. Lefèvre
L. E. Lefèvre, unidentified.
The exhibition was organised by Walter Richard Sickert (1860-1942), artist and writer on art [more]. Although it contained such major paintings as Arrangement in Grey and Black, No. 2: Portrait of Thomas Carlyle (YMSM 137), it appears to have been rather a low key affair, and was inadequately publicised, so it received comparatively few reviews.
4. Lady Halsbury
Wilhelmina, Lady Halsbury (d. 1927), née Woodfall, second wife of Hardinge Stanley Giffard, 1st Earl of Halsbury [more]. It may be that her name was meant to be deleted, with the rest of the line.