Documents associated with: Burlington Fine Arts Club
Record 31 of 132
System Number: 12952
Date: 26 June 
Author: William Boxall and Louis Huth
Recipient: Committee, Burlington Fine Arts Club
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.
We beg to send you herewith a letter 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 -
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).
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].