Documents associated with: 1st Summer Exhibition, Grosvenor Gallery, London, 1877
Record 8 of 119
System Number: 08982
Date: [22/23 August 1877]
Recipient: James Anderson Rose
Repository: Library of Congress
Call Number: Manuscripts Division, Pennell-Whistler Collection, PWC 2/47/32/a
Document Type: ALS
'recd 23 August 1877'
Dear Rose -
Enclosed another torpedo! -
Put off the people -
How about Ruskin? -
Have you heard any thing about his views on the subject of his writ?
J A McN. Whistler
96. Cheyne Walk
1. [22/23 August 1877]
Dated from date of receipt, as written on the letter.
3. recd ... 1877
Written in another hand, as is '32a' below.
JW probably means a bill. This note came to Rose with JW's bankruptcy and other legal papers.
John Ruskin (1819-1900), critic, social reformer and artist [more]. After Ruskin's attack on JW's work at 1st Summer Exhibition, Grosvenor Gallery, London, 1877, JW had decided to sue him for libel.