Detail from The Canal, Amsterdam, 1889, James McNeill Whistler, The Hunterian, University of Glasgow


George William Agnew

Title: 2nd Baronet
Nationality: English
Date of birth: 1852.01.19
Place of birth: Salford
Date of death: 1941.12.19
Place of death: Bury St Edmunds
Category: print dealer


George William Agnew was an art dealer and publisher. He married Fanny Bolton and they had two sons and five daughters. His son Colin went into the family business of Thomas Agnew & Sons.


An exhibition in Manchester in 1887 is the only known contact between Whistler and Agnew.


'Sir George Agnew', The Times, London, Saturday, 20 December 1941, p. 6.

'Thomas Agnew & Sons', Wikipedia.

'Thomas Agnew & Sons' in Archives Directory for the History of Collecting in America, The Frick Collection.