Documents associated with: health, mental
Record 5 of 7
System Number: 11773
Date: 28 October 1878
Author: H. J. Hodgson
Recipient: James Anderson Rose
Repository: Library of Congress
Call Number: Manuscript Division, Pennell-Whistler Collection, PWC
Document Type: PD/Ms
HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE.
QUEEN'S BENCH DIVISION.
Whistler v Ruskin
UPON HEARING THE SOLICITORS OR AGENTS ON BOTH SIDES AND BY CONSENT I DO ORDER THAT this Cause be not placed in the list for trial before Monday the 18th November next
H. J. Hodgson
DATED THE 28th DAY OF Octr 1878 '1878'
3. Whistler v Ruskin
The document relates to JW's libel suit against John Ruskin (1819-1900), critic, social reformer and artist [more], in response to Ruskin's criticism of JW's works in the periodical Fors Clavigera. On 2 July 1877, he accused JW of 'flinging a pot of paint in the public's face' in a review of the I Summer Exhibition of the Grosvenor Gallery, London. See Ruskin, John, 'Letter the Seventy-ninth' Fors Clavigera, 2 July 1877, pp. 181-213. The trial took place at the Queen's Bench of the High Court on 25-26 November 1878.
Added for clarification, in an unknown hand.