The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler

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Andrew White Tuer, 1838-1900

Nationality: English
Date of Birth: 1838.12.24
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Date of Death: 1900.02.24
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Andrew White Tuer was a publisher, writer and collector. He married Thomasine Louisa Louttit in October 1867. There were no children of the marriage.


Tuer wrote on subjects ranging from Francesco Bartolozzi to Japanese stencil designs and typography. He was a partner in the firm of Field and Tuer which became a limited company in February 1892 under the imprint the Leadenhall Press. The firm published many illustrated books, especially facsimile reprints of eighteenth centuary popular literature and children's books.

Tuer was a talented musician and an avid collector with a keen interest in eighteenth century engraving, china and silver. In 1890 he became a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries. It was at that date that he was in contact with Whistler.


Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford, 2004.