The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler

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Documents associated with: 'Notes' - 'Harmonies' - 'Nocturnes', Messrs Dowdeswell, London, 1884
Record 8 of 69

System Number: 03603
Date: 4 January [1884][1]
Author: JW
Place: St Ives
Recipient: Ernest George Brown[2]
Place: [London]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler LB 9/12
Document Type: ALS

Dear Mr Brown -

Your card[3] has been forwarded to me here -

Kindly write to me at once as my movements are uncertain - and am tremendously busy with lots of pictures[4] of all kinds -

Yours truly -

J McNeill Whistler

Jan 4.[5]

14. Barnoon Terrace. St Ives. Cornwall -

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1.  4 January [1884]
Year dated from address. JW spent January 1884 at St Ives in Cornwall working with Mortimer Luddington Menpes (1860-1938), artist [more], and Walter Richard Sickert (1860-1942), artist and writer on art [more].

2.  Ernest George Brown
Ernest George Brown (1853 or 1854-1915), assistant manager at the Fine Art Society [more].

3.  card
Not located.

4.  lots of pictures
Numerous small scale works in oil, such as The Angry Sea (YMSM 282), and in watercolour, such as Sunrise; gold and grey (M.917), reveal this as an important period in JW's artistic development (see YMSM 263-288; M.915-921). Many of them were exhibited in 'Notes' - 'Harmonies' - 'Nocturnes', Messrs Dowdeswell, London, 1884.

5.  Jan 4.
Written diagonally across lower left margin.