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Documents associated with: Royal Jubilee Exhibition, Manchester
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System Number: 03984
Date: 18 April 1887
Author: William Agnew[1]
Place: Manchester
Recipient: JW
Place: [London]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler M256
Document Type: ALS


[Manchester Coat of Arms]
ROYAL JUBILEE EXHIBITION, MANCHESTER[2],
1887.
(FINE ART SECTION).

[on left:] TELEGRAPHIC ADDRESS:
"JUBILEE, MANCHESTER."

[on right:] TELEPHONE NUMBER:
- 298. -

GENERAL OFFICES -
OLD TRAFFORD,
MANCHESTER,

Apl 18th 1887.

CHAIRMAN:
WILLIAM AGNEW, ESQ.

VICE-CHAIRMAN:
JOSEPH MOSLEY, ESQ.

HON. SECRETARY:
G. W. AGNEW, ESQ.

COMMITTEE:
PETER ALLEN, ESQ.
T. GAIR ASHTON, ESQ.
THOMAS JOHNSON, ESQ.
C. J. POOLEY, ESQ.
EMIL REISS, ESQ.
R. H. A. WILLIS, ESQ.
HON. W. VERNON.
CHARLES E. LEES, ESQ.
J. MURGATROYD, ESQ.
ALFRED WATERHOUSE[3], ESQ., R. A
GEORGE T. REDMAYNE, ESQ.

Dear Sir,

We are in receipt of your telegram. - Your wishes as regards the return of your works shall be observed, but they cannot be packed until our men are free from the labour of hanging. - The portrait of Carlisle[4] [sic] we shall of course deliver to the place whence it was obtained. - I am must say that your etchings[5] were hung together as a centre group in the black and white rooms: your Nocturne[6] in a beautiful place on the line, and your portrait of Carlisle contiguous. -

Very faithfully Yours

Wil. Agnew

J McNeill Whistler Eq.


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Notes:

1.  William Agnew
William Agnew (1825-1910), art dealer [more]. It is possible that the author is George William Agnew (1852-1941), art dealer[more], as he was Hon. Secretary of the Manchester Committee; it may even be that G. W. Agnew wrote the letter, which was then signed by W. Agnew (the signature on the letter may be in a different hand from the rest).

2.  ROYAL JUBILEE EXHIBITION, MANCHESTER
Royal Jubilee Exhibition, Manchester, 1887. The Pall Mall Budget commented when the show opened that JW was not represented (16 June 1887, p. 31).

3.  ALFRED WATERHOUSE
Alfred Waterhouse (1830-1905), RA, architect [more].

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

5.  etchings
Mr Whistler's Etchings of Venice, 1880 (the first 'Venice Set') (K. 183-189, 191-195). (excat 5).

6.  Nocturne
Nocturne in Black and Gold: The Falling Rocket (YMSM 170).