Letters to and papers collected by James Greig (1861-1941), art critic of the ‘Morning Post’. Edit




  • 1910-1935, undated. (Creation)


  • 146 Leaves (Whole)



  • Conditions Governing Access

    Normal access conditions apply.

  • Conditions Governing Use

    Normal reproduction conditions apply, subject to any copyright restrictions.

  • Scope and Contents

    Most of the material concerns the artists Walter Richard Sickert and James McBey.

    The contents are as follows:

    (i) Correspondence, 1910-1932, undated, chiefly concerning McBey's paintings and etchings, but including a few letters of Sickert (folio 1);

    (ii) Printed and manuscript articles by Sickert, 1912-1932, undated, most of which have been reprinted in ‘A free house! ... the writings of Walter Richard Sickert’, edited by Osbert Sitwell (London, 1947) (folio 56);

    (iii) Proofs of articles (some by James Greig) and newspaper-cuttings on Sickert and his work, 1919-1935, undated (folio 76);

    (iv) Printed articles, newspaper-cuttings, etc., 1912-1932, undated by and concerning James McBey, including (folio 111) a typescript list, with manuscript corrections and additions by McBey, of drawings made while he was official artist to the Egyptian Expeditionary Force, 1917-1918 (folio 108).

  • Separated Materials

    Several catalogues of exhibitions of works by Sickert and McBey, some containing brief jottings by James Greig, have been transferred to the Department of Printed Books.

  • Arrangement

    146 folios.

  • Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Bought, Christie's, 29 February 1956, lot 47.