Documents associated with: Scotland
Record 11 of 35
System Number: 06014
Date:  January 1891
Author: Glasgow Art Club
Recipient: Corporation of Glasgow
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler W11
Document Type: ALdc
Glasgow Art Club
Copy of Draft
To the Picture Purchase Committee of the Corporation of Glasgow.
We the undersigned artists of Glasgow being deeply interested in your scheme for the purchase of pictures on behalf of the corporation of this City beg to place before you for consideration the following suggestion viz. the desirability of purchasing for the town the celebrated portrait of Thomas Carlyle by James Macneil [sic] Whistler - regarded by Carlyle as being the most successful portrait of himself[.] Not only is the subject of this picture one that appeals strongly to all Scotchmen but the masterly execution the dignity and the simplicity rank it amongst the noblest works of art of our time -
We are yours &c. &c.
[p. 2] 203 BATH STREET,
3. Corporation of Glasgow
The Corporation was bent on establishing an art collection to be housed in Kelvingrove Art Gallery.
4. Copy of Draft
Cross-written diagonally across the upper left of the letter.