Detail from The Canal, Amsterdam, 1889, James McNeill Whistler, The Hunterian, University of Glasgow

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Plan of a panel of pictures for the ISSPG

Plan of a panel of pictures for the ISSPG was drawn in a letter concerning an exhibition at the International Society of Sculptors, Painters and Gravers (ISSPG), written by Whistler to John Lavery (1856-1941) in April or May 1899.


                Plan of a panel of pictures for the ISSPG, Tate Archive, London
Plan of a panel of pictures for the ISSPG, Tate Archive, London

The relevant part of the letter reads:

[Pictures labelled:] 'Forbes' Sea piece / Oval / Cowan's shop Nocturne / Phryne Cigale /

My dear Lavery -

In great haste, a line to let you see what I mean - This would make perfect hanging - and be something new.' 1

It is catalogued in MacDonald 1995 (cat. rais.) [more] (cat. no. 1582).

Notes:

1: GUW #09988.

Last updated: 7th March 2021 by Margaret