Later Victorian Portraits Catalogue
(Anthony) Frederick Augustus Sandys (1829-1904), Painter and illustrator
For Sandys, Whistler had a real, if humorous affection, though the two lost sight of each other during many years. Sandys’ work never interested Whistler, but Sandys, the man, was a perpetual delight to him as the English counterpart of his friends of the Latin Quarter. Like them, Sandys was usually without a penny in his pocket, and like them, he faced the situation with calm and swagger, but he added a magnificence they never, in their maddest moments, pretended to. Accidents never separated him from his white waistcoat, though he might have to carry it himself to the laundry, or get his model, ‘the little girl,’ he called her, to carry it for him. You were always meeting them with the brown paper parcel, Whistler said, and at the nearest friend’s house he would stop, and five minutes later come out in another immaculate white waistcoat. 
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Referencesback to topBrighton 1974
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