Document associated with: Batten, John Dickson
Record 1 of 1
System Number: 09061
Date: [31 August 1891]
Author: Charles Dyall
Repository: National Museums Liverpool (The Walker)
Call Number: Walker Art Gallery, Letters Out, January-October 1891, no. 779
Document Type: MsLc
I am glad Mrs Whistler likes the bound catalogue - I send you an ordinary one for reference. Also three proofs of the Group. Kindly let me know which you prefer and return to me and I will send you one of the best copies.
I spoke to him about photographing the two walls but he finds it cant be done - he will however get an exact plan of the walls made so that you may see where the pictures are hung -
One picture has been added to the Classical wall, Batten's "Demeter and Persephone".
Most truly yours,
1. [31 August 1891]
As dated in letterbook.
Copy in letterbook.
Of 21st Autumn Exhibition of Pictures, Corporation of Liverpool, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, 1891: the copy is inscribed by Dyall, with the date 'Sept 5th 1891' (GUL Sp Coll Whistler EC1891.2).
The photographs in question were of the Hanging Committee, taken in Room I, with the main picture visible on the line behind them being Pastures Green and Quiet Waters (cat. no. 180, price £250. 0. 0.), by John Finnie (1829-1907), landscape painter and printmaker [more].
8. private view
[Loan Exhibition], Manchester, 1891.
John Dickson Batten (1860-1932), artist. The painting 'Demeter and Persephone' (40 in x 32 in) was number 889 in the exhibition catalogue and was reproduced on page 100.