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System Number: 03521
Date: 12 February 1889
Author: JW
Place: [London]
Recipient: Robert Walker[1]
Place: Glasgow
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler LB 7/56/1
Document Type: MsWc[2]


Telegram to[3]

Walker, 175 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow

Feb. 12. 89 / a. m.


  Shameful   imposition   critics   ridiculous   their 
   nature       to         vide       Doctor     Watts[4] 
    but        how        could       your      painters 
   look        at        Portrait[5]     and       believe 
  other     possible      brutal      frame      enough
   God        knows       please      send     photograph 
   and        deny      officially     in        papers 
immediately   thank      Hamilton    Maxwell[6]    Whistler



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Notes:

1.  Robert Walker
Robert Walker (ca 1841 - d.1900), Secretary of the Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts [more]. Secretary of the Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts.

2.  MsWc
Written in the hand of Charles James Whistler Hanson (1870-1935), engineer, son of JW and Louisa Fanny Hanson [more]. This was followed by another wire on 16 February (#03522).

3.  Telegram to
Double underlined.

4.  vide Doctor Watts
Dr Isaac Watts (1674-1748), hymnwriter [more]. He wrote 'Let dogs delight / To bark and bite / For God hath made them so', Divine Songs for Children, [London], 1715.

5.  Portrait
A painting said to be by JW, Anon., Dream of Morning off Gravesend(z207), owned by Andrew J. Kirkpatrick (d. 1900), merchant and collector, Chairman, Council of the Glasgow Institute of Fine Arts [more], had been exhibited at 28th Exhibition of Works of Modern Artists, Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts, Glasgow, 1889 (cat. no. 472), as well as one by JW, Arrangement in Grey and Black: Portrait of the Painter's Mother (YMSM 101). See also JW's letter to Robert Walker, 28 February 1889, #03527.

6.  Hamilton Maxwell
Hamilton Maxwell (1830-1923), watercolour landscape painter [more].