Documents associated with: Henley, William Ernest
Record 11 of 50
System Number: 04250
Date: 8 May 1891
Author: William Ernest Henley
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler N7
Document Type: ALS
11 HOWARD PLACE,
8 / 5 / 91
My dear Whistler,
I rejoice to read somewhere - in some [new?] fashionable Intelligence, no doubt - that you are up & about again - Was you among the Russian Gentlemen? I hope not. I knew him; & he is the Devil - Or the P. R. A. Whichever likes you best.
Ever Sincerely Yours -
W. E. H.
3. P. R. A.
President of the Royal Academy.
Allusion to John 11.39 - 'Jesus said, Take ye away the stone. Martha, the sister of him that was dead, saith unto him, Lord, by this time he stinketh: for he hath been dead four days'.
The National Observer, 9 May 1891, vol. V, no. 129, pp. 628-9, 'The Ideals of Art', & pp. 635-6, 'The Royal Academy' attack H. Hunt and the R. A. respectively.