Documents associated with: Winter Exhibition, Society of British Artists, London, 1886-1887
Record 8 of 23
System Number: 02512
Date: [September 1886?]
Recipient: Frederick Leighton
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler L48
Document Type: ALd
Dear Leighton -
I trust that you will not forget that as You pointed out to me, you are "one of my flock" -
Therefore Let me beg that this be not merely in name but that you will send me a proof of your interest and good will - Flatter us by letting us hang in the Society of British Artists upon the walls of our gallery a picture of yours this [autumn?] however small - that the Exhibition of the Society of British Artists may recognizerejoice in the presence of by his work of their most distinguished member - and that the world at large may know feel that his connection with us is not a mere mockery -
I know that you are a busy man - and the duties of your own
body house exact from you your precious time - but as a result of your continued assiduity you produce much, and surely between now and November, can find the few hours that will give us the work that shall [p. 2] the paintings We hope to see in the place of honour in Suffolk Street
the painting for which we reserve the place of honour -
1. [September 1886?]
This dates from after JW's election as President of the Society of British Artists in June 1886, while he was planning the winter exhibition.
3. Exhibition of the Society of British Artists
The Winter Exhibition, Society of British Artists, London, 1886-1887.
The Royal Academy, of which Leighton was President.
5. the painting for which we reserve the place of honour
Written in pencil.