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


Edmund Davis

Nationality: English
Date of birth: 1861.08.03
Place of birth: Melbourne
Date of death: 1939.02.20
Category: collector


Sir Edmund Davis, the patron of Charles Ricketts and Shannon and Whistler, lived at Chilham Castle near Canterbury.


He bought At the Piano y024 from J. J. Cowan in 1899 Brown and Silver: Old Battersea Bridge y033, Symphony in White, No. 3 y061 and Note in Red and Violet: Nets y269; through Messrs Agnews in 1899; and Nocturne in Black and Gold: The Gardens y166 in 1903 from Magda Heinemann.


Phimister, Ian, 'Davis, Sir Edmund Gabriel (1861-1939)', Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford, 2004 online.