UNIVERSITY of GLASGOW

The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler

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Charles Mitchell May, ??-??

Nationality: British
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Charles Mitchell May was a carver and gilder.

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May was based at 19 St Anne's Court, Soho. He seems to have acted as JW's framemaker in the 1880s. Around 1886 May took out a writ against JW who owed him money (#08636, #08643).

In London Sargent also came to prefer Charles Mitchell May, whom he used from at least 1894 until May went out of business in 1922.

Bibliography:

'Notes on John Singer Sargent's frames' at http://www.npg.org.uk (accessed 2005).