Documents associated with: 63rd Annual Exhibition, Society of British Artists, London, 1886
Record 11 of 12
System Number: 02208
Date: [c. September/October 1887]
Author: William Henry Hurlbert
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler H304
Document Type: ALS
121, QUEEN'S GATE,
Your beauteous beast bounds in to my suddenly depressing solitude, my dear President & rends the silence with a cordial roar!
I shall be delighted to break breed [sic] with you at the Royal Coffee house, or where [p. 2] you will at 8 PM tomorrow - & thereupon I give you my hand & ce qu'il y a de mieulx [sic] en moi.
But no mantling vintages for your ascetic & faithful
W H H.
1. [c. September/October 1887]
Dated by reference to RBA (see below).
3. beauteous beast
JW had designed a rectangular logo showing a lion for the Society of British Artists. This was first used in 1886 for the catalogue of 63rd Annual Exhibition, Society of British Artists, London, 1886 (see A Lion for the SBA (M.1121)). When the SBA received a Royal Charter in August 1887, becoming the RBA, JW designed a new logo with a crowned lion (M.1133-1136; and see letter from E. Mitchell to JW, 13 August 1887, #02128). This was used for notepaper (#05300, #05299) and exhibition catalogues.
4. ce qu'il y a de mieulx [sic] en moi
Fr., whatever is best in me