Documents associated with: Art and Art Critics
Record 6 of 35
System Number: 11112
Date: [24 December 1878/11 January 1879]
Recipient: Andrew Chatto
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler C296
Document Type: ALS
[roundel with head of Leonardo]
Dear Mr Chatto -
I fear we have made a great mistake in neglecting to send a copy to Tommy Bowles! - Vanity Fair ought to have had one immediately - Dont you think it might be done tomorrow morning with a slight line from yourself to say that Mr Whistler had put one aside from the first and that you are sorry to find that [p. 2] by some mishap it had not been posted -
The private address is
T. Gibson. Bowles Esqr
Hyde Park Gate -
Very faithfully Yours
J A McN. Whistler
1. [24 December 1878/11 January 1879]
Dated from reference to Whistler v Ruskin: Art & Art Critics, and date of article in Vanity Fair (see note below).
2. ARTS CLUB.
The letter head is embossed.
On 24 December 1878, JW published a bitter pamphlet, satirising London art critics and setting out his case in the trial of Whistler v Ruskin, his recently won libel case against John Ruskin (1819-1900), critic, social reformer and artist [more]. See Whistler, James McNeill, Whistler v. Ruskin: Art and Art Critics, London, 1878.
6. [p. 2]
One horizontal and one vertical line have been drawn through the text on this page, apparently in JW's hand.