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The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler

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Frederick Kennedy Wilson Girdlestone, 1844-1922

Nationality: British
Date of Birth: 1844
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Date of Death: 1922
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Identity:

Frederick Kennedy Wilson Girdlestone of Sunningdale, Berkshire, was a barrister (called to the Bar in 1885), teacher, mayor and collector.

Life:

Girdlestone purchased JW's Opal and grey - Early Dawn (M.1049), which was exhibited at the Dowdeswell Galleries in 1886 (see #00867).

Bibliography:

Foster, Joseph (ed.), Alumni Oxoniensis 1715-1886, Oxford, 1887-1892; Times, Friday 17 December 1926, p. 16; Dampier, John Lucius, Carthusian Worthies, 1940; The Post Office Directory of the Six Home Counties, 1874 and 1878; MacDonald, Margaret F., James McNeill Whistler. Drawings, Pastels and Watercolours. A Catalogue Raisonné, New Haven and London, 1995.