Documents associated with: Art and Art Critics
Record 22 of 35
System Number: 08756
Date: [15 January 1879]
Recipient: James Anderson Rose
Repository: Library of Congress
Call Number: Manuscript Division, Pennell-Whistler Collection, PWC 4/32
Document Type: ALS
Here is another that I have not opened because it is all important that I should not be disturbed in the work that I am finishing and that will at last bring bank notes my dear Rose!!
Yes all the picture dealers are hovering round the place and I have orders and fortune stars me in the face - Another week or two and I [p. 2] I [sic] shall be out of the wood! Only dont tell Howell for he must not suppose that I am at my ease or he will have me high & dry at this moment -
Do contrive that I may not be called away from my work -
I will come down and dine with you tomorrow at six if you like -
J. A. McN. Whistler
'(15th Janry 1879)'
[p. 3] 'Whistler 15 Jan. 1879'
1. [15 January 1879]
Dated by unknown hands at the bottom of p. 1 and on p. 2.
'29' written in another hand on p. 2.
Presumably another bill or writ. JW petitioned to be declared bankrupt in January and was actually declared insolvent on 6 May 1879.
Whistler, James McNeill, Whistler v. Ruskin: Art and Art Critics, London, 1878.
7. Tom Taylor
Thomas ('Tom') Taylor (1817-1880), civil servant, dramatist, art critic, and editor of Punch from 1874-1880 [more]. Correspondence between Taylor and Whistler from 6-10 January 1879 was published by 'Atlas' in his column, 'What the World Says', under the title 'Mr. Whistler and Mr. Tom Taylor (Tumtaler),' The World, 15 January 1879; reprinted in Whistler, James McNeill, The Gentle Art of Making Enemies, London and New York, 1890, pp. 35-39.