UNIVERSITY of GLASGOW

The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler

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Gustave Lauser, ca 1841-??

Nationality: German
Date of Birth: 1841 ca
Place of Birth: Germany
Date of Death:
Place of Death:

Identity:

Lauser was a German citizen who settled in London. In 1881 he was living at 12 Maitland Park Villa with his wife Cecilia (b. ca 1851), two sons, Gustav (b. ca 1864, who became a printsellers assistant), and Charles (b. ca 1876), and another German born printseller, Adolf Rosh or Roth. By 1901 the Lausers were living in Hampstead.

Life:

Gustav Lauser was a print dealer who knew JW from the late 1880s. He bought and sold JW's prints, often in collaboration with Edward G. Kennedy of Wunderlich and Co., New York (#07216 #07184).

Bibliography:

UK census 1881, from http://www.familysearch.org (accessed 2004); UK census 1891, 1901.