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James Anderson Rose, 1819-1890

Nationality: English
Date of Birth: 1819
Place of Death: Wandsworth Common, Surrey


James Anderson Rose was Whistler's solicitor.


Rose was a solicitor, as well as a major print collector, confidant, and friend of artists, including Whistler and Rossetti. He owned The Sleeper m0309 and Sleeping woman m0310, and had a magnificent collection of Whistler's etchings. An exhibition of his collection toured the country, going to Liverpool, Newcastle and Birmingham, in 1874.

His offices were at 11 Salisbury Street, Strand; he lived at Wandsworth Common.


Merrill, Linda, A Pot of Paint: Aesthetics on Trial in 'Whistler v. Ruskin', Washington and London, 1992; Macleod, Dianne Sachko, Art and the Victorian Middle Class: Money and the Making of Cultural Identity, Cambridge, 1996, pp. 469-470.