Documents associated with: 28th Exhibition of Works of Modern Artists, Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts, Glasgow, 1889
Record 4 of 9
(The Bailie, Glasgow, Feb 20, 1889.)
Allusion having been twice made in this column to the picture marked 472 in the catalogue of the Exhibition of the Institute, and ascribed to Mr J. McN. Whistler, but now removed from the walls, the following message with regard to it, which Mr Whistler has forwarded to the Bailie office, will be read with interest: -
"Shameful imposition, Critics ridiculous - ''tis their nature to,' as Dr Watts beautifully puts it. But how could your painters look at my mother's portrait and believe the other possible? Brutal frame enough, God knows, ———, sent me sketch of the blatant bogus business.
J. McNeill Whistler."
1. The Baillie
The Baillie, 20 February 1889.
Written in an unknown hand.