The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler

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Documents associated with: Burlington Fine Arts Club
Record 31 of 132

System Number: 12952
Date: 26 June [1867][1]
Author: William Boxall[2] and Louis Huth[3]
Place: London
Recipient: Committee, Burlington Fine Arts Club[4]
Place: [London]
Repository: Victoria & Albert Museum, London
Call Number: National Art Library, PC12/6 MSL/1952/1353/2/5/8
Document Type: ALS


[p. 2] 140 Harley St.

26 June


We beg to send you herewith a letter[5] we have received from Mr Whistler after an interview we had with him on the subject of your communication to us.

We are Gentlemen
Your obt Servts

W. Boxall -

Louis Huth.

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1.  26 June [1867]
Year date from other correspondence in this sequence, including correspondence between Wornum and Huth, #12949, #12950.

2.  William Boxall
William Boxall (1800-1879), portrait painter, Director of the National Gallery [more]. This letter relates to JW's recent quarrel with Francis Seymour Haden (1818-1910), surgeon and etcher, JW's brother-in-law [more], which led to his alleged assault on Haden in a Paris café. As a result, Haden campaigned for JW to be excluded from the Club (see JW's account of Haden's allegations in his letter to L. Huth, #02240).

3.  Louis Huth
Louis Huth (1821-1905), collector [more].

4.  Committee, Burlington Fine Arts Club
The Burlington Club Committee included Boxall and Huth, Vittorio Emanuelle Taparelli (1816-1890), Marquis D'Azeglio, Sardinian Ambassador and collector [more], Richard Fisher (d. 1890), Fellow and Curator of the Society of Painter-Etchers [more], and Ralph Nicholson Wornum (1812-1877), history painter [more].

5.  letter
See JW to W. Boxall and L. Huth, #00401. See also JW's reference to it in a letter to W. Rossetti, #09388.