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System Number: 01811
Date: [November 1891][1]
Author: Algernon Graves[2]
Place: [London]
Recipient: John W. Beck[3]
Place: [London]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler G177
Document Type: AWd


[telegraph form:] POST OFFICE TELEGRAPHS. [...]

TO { Secretary.

Whistler has been advised of the hanging Carlyle[4] top row also exposed to rain[.] orders return immediately -

Whistler exceedingly angry at Carlyle hung top row also rained upon return remove return it once Graves.


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Notes:

1.  [November 1891]
Dated by reference to exhibition (see below).

2.  Algernon Graves
Algernon Graves (1845-1922), of H. Graves and Co., print dealers [more].

3.  John W. Beck
John W. Beck (fl. 1861-1895), landscape painter [more]. Beck was in charge of The Victorian Exhibition illustrating fifty years of Her Majesty's Reign, 1837-1887, New Gallery, London, 1891-1892, where Arrangement in Grey and Black, No. 2: Portrait of Thomas Carlyle (YMSM 137) was displayed poorly. JW did not forgive Beck (JW to Beck, 13 August 1892, #02705).

4.  Carlyle
Arrangement in Grey and Black, No. 2: Portrait of Thomas Carlyle (YMSM 137).