UNIVERSITY of GLASGOW

The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler

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Thomas Adam Gentles, ??-1911

Nationality: Scottish
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Date of Death: 1911.09.13
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Identity:

He was a paper-hangings manufacturer, of William Gentles & Co, paper manufacturers, importers of picture frame and decorative mouldings etc., brush and glass merchants, dealers in paintings, oleographs and chromos, at 38 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow.

Life:

He lived at various times at different addresses including 18 Newton Terrace, 2 Belmont Street and 130 Elderslie Street, Glasgow.

Gentles was among the original lay-members of Glasgow Art Club in 1886. He was among those Glasgow painters and architects who in 1891 appended their names to a list requesting that the Corporation of Glasgow buy JW's Arrangement in Grey and Black, No. 2: Portrait of Thomas Carlyle (YMSM 137) (#12326).

Bibliography:

Records of Glasgow Art Club; Post Office Glasgow Directory for 1890-91 and 1891-92.