Documents associated with: exhibition, one-man (JW)
Record 8 of 22
System Number: 12182
Date: 8 April 1875
Author: George Bramwell
Recipient: James Anderson Rose
Repository: Library of Congress
Call Number: Manuscript Division, Pennell-Whistler Collection
Document Type: PD/Ms
[stamp in roundel:] JUDGES CHAMBERS / EXCH
LET THE Defts ATTORNEY OR AGENT ATTEND ME AT MY CHAMBERS IN ROLLS GARDEN TO MORROW [sic] AT 11 OF THE CLOCK IN THE FORENOON TO SHEW CAUSE WHY the Master should not review his Taxation of Costs herein -
DATED THE 8th DAY OF April 1875
'90' written in another hand atupper left corner of p. 1.
This refers to JW's dispute with Capt. Edward Clifton Griffith, gallery landlord [more], over the Flemish Gallery which JW had leased from Griffith for a year in January 1874 in order to show his works (Mr Whistler's Exhibition, Flemish Gallery, Pall Mall, London, 1874). The dispute centred on JW's decision to redecorate the interior of the gallery, removing the original maroon cloth on the walls and replacing it with his own scheme of primrose, pink-grey and brown distemper. Griffith maintained that JW was liable for the reinstatement of the entire original decorative scheme (E. C. Griffith to JW, #12154). However, JW would only accept liability for the rehanging of the maroon cloth (#11442). On 29 January 1875, whilst JW was in Liverpool, Griffith took legal proceedings against him, claiming back rent and costs of repair to the gallery (E. C. Griffith to JW, #12140). See also other correspondence between JW and E. C. Griffith between 20 and 30 January 1875 (#01603, #11441, #11442, #11444, #11445, #12145, #12148, #12154, #12165).