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System Number: 05030
Date: 19 May 1893
Author: Francis Gerard Prange[1]
Place: London
Recipient: JW
Place: [Paris]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler P670
Document Type: ALS


HONORARY DIRECTORS[2].
VISCOUNT BARING.   ALFRED FARQUHAR, ESQ.
MARQUIS OF GRANBY, M. P.
LORD HOTHFIELD.   E. M. UNDERDOWN, ESQ., Q. C.
EARL OF WHARNCLIFFE.

MANAGING DIRECTOR.
T. D. CROFT[3], ESQ.

SECRETARY
HENRY BISHOP[4], ESQ.

ART MANAGER
F. G. PRANGE, ESQ.

THE GRAFTON GALLERIES, LIMITED.
8, GRAFTON STREET, W.

19 May 1893

My dear Whistler,

I have heard reports that Mr Sheridan Ford[5] has asserted that he had a position of influence, or a certain status in connection with the Grafton Gallery.

Should this be true I beg that you will give such statements an emphatic denial

Neither the Grafton Galleries, nor the Portrait Society[6] have any connections whatever with Mr Sheridan [p. 2] Ford.

Yrs faithfully

F G Prange

(art manager)

[sketch of head][7]


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Notes:

1.  F. G. Prange
Francis Gerard Prange (b. ca 1843), London art dealer [more].

2.  HONORARY DIRECTORS
These include John James Robert Manners (1818-1906), Marquis of Granby, politician [more]; Emmanuel Maguire Underdown (1831-1913), barrister [more]; Edward Montagu Stuart Granville Stuart-Wortley (1827-1899), 1st Earl of Wharncliffe [more].

3.  T. D. CROFT
T. D. Croft, managing director of the Grafton Galleries.

4.  HENRY BISHOP
Henry Bishop, Secretary of the Grafton Gallery, possibly an artist.

5.  Mr Sheridan Ford
Sheridan Ford (1860-1922), poet, critic, politician and writer on art [more]. This letter is clearly intended for circulation, following correspondence between Prange and JW on the subject of Ford's malpractices (see Prange to JW, 17 and 19 May 1893, #05028, #05029). JW made a copy of this letter, again, presumably for circulation, #05031.

6.  Portrait Society
The Society of Portrait Painters; JW was on the committee.

7.  [sketch of head]
Head of a woman (M.1362).