Whistler as I knew him . S, ^ THE MISER. MASTER AND FOLLOWERS The Whistler Followers were privileged people;but among them there were only two genuine pupils.These were AValter Sickert and myself. The followersnever met under the Masters eye; but they formedthemselves into a society whose main object was totight his battles. Individually we meant to fight forourselves, too; but that was a bold idea, and we neverlet the Master know it. We were a little clique ofthe art world, attracted together in the first instanceby artistic sympathies. At the most we never num-bered a dozen. We were painters

Whistler as I knew him . S, ^ THE MISER. MASTER AND FOLLOWERS The Whistler Followers were privileged people;but among them there were only two genuine pupils.These were AValter Sickert and myself. The followersnever met under the Masters eye; but they formedthemselves into a society whose main object was totight his battles. Individually we meant to fight forourselves, too; but that was a bold idea, and we neverlet the Master know it. We were a little clique ofthe art world, attracted together in the first instanceby artistic sympathies. At the most we never num-bered a dozen. We were painters Stock Photo
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Whistler as I knew him . S, ^ THE MISER. MASTER AND FOLLOWERS The Whistler Followers were privileged people;but among them there were only two genuine pupils.These were AValter Sickert and myself. The followersnever met under the Masters eye; but they formedthemselves into a society whose main object was totight his battles. Individually we meant to fight forourselves, too; but that was a bold idea, and we neverlet the Master know it. We were a little clique ofthe art world, attracted together in the first instanceby artistic sympathies. At the most we never num-bered a dozen. We were painters of the purelymodern school, — impressionists, I suppose we mighthave been called, — all young, all ardent, all poor.We had our ways to make in the world; we hadambition; we had intentions. Just then we had notmuch else. Severally and collectively we intendedto be great. Of course, we intended to be rich;but that seemed an incidental consideration. Welooked upon money merely as an ultimate result.Our immediate object was the work. A

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