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Re: R.I.P. HDR

Thanks a million Don -- Actually the name "Ruskin" came to mind, but I rejected it as being all I could think of and his book is.... still among the missing.

But how did you get that.... ? (Please don't tell me Google... sob.)

One thing I do remember from the book was that the lawsuit bankrupted Whistler... A "pyrrhic victory", but I bet he was glad anyway. (I also thought that today the artist might send out a press release with the Ruskin quote, or put it on Facebook.)


bravo... & again thanks,


On Mon, 21 Sep 2009, Don Sweet wrote:

Hi Judy

John Ruskin wrote of James Whistler's painting Nocturn in Black and Gold:
The Falling Rocket

"For Mr. Whistler's own sake, no less than for the protection of the
purchaser, Sir Coutts Lindsay ought not to have admitted works into the
gallery in which the ill-educated conceit of the artist so nearly approached
the aspect of willful imposture. I have seen, and heard, much of cockney
impudence before now; but never expected a coxcomb to ask two hundred
guineas for flinging a pot of paint in the public's face"

Whistler sued for libel and one damages of one farthing

Don Sweet