Correspondence between J.A.M. Whistler and John Lavery regarding the affairs of the International Society .

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 70 TGA 7245/258-313
  • Dates of Creation
      1898 - 1902
  • Physical Description
      2 folders.

Scope and Content

Topics covered include: exhibitions and displays, the establishment of the society, congratulations after the first exhibition, damage to works by Rodin, Francis Howard (Hon. Secretary), lack of minutes and reports to Whistler, and Charles Haslewood Shannon. Some letters are to John Lavery and some to the whole committee. A number of letters between TGA 7245/270-279 were written by Miss Birnie Philip on behalf of Whistler, and TGA 7245/300-351 are from her objecting to the memorial exhibition. TGA 7245/295 includes a sketch by John Lavery of a man leaning on a plinth, TGA 7245/302-313 are draft replies from John Lavery to Whistler.