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The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler
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System Number: 12958
Date: 13 December 1867
Author: Rodolph Nicholson Wornum[1]
Place: London
Recipient: Burlington Fine Arts Club[2]
Place: London
Repository: Victoria & Albert Museum, London
Call Number: National Art Library, PC12/6 MSL/1952/1353/2/5/12-13
Document Type: AD


Proposed by Mr Wm Mitchell[3]

Seconded by Mr Woodward[4]

Resolved that this meeting having heard the statement of the Committee, agrees with the Committee that Mr J. A. Whistler is not a a fit proper person to remain a member of the Burlington Fine Arts Club, and that the Honorary Secretary be authorized to strike the name of Mr Whistler from the roll of members of this club - and the Treasurer, to refuse to receive any further subscription from him -

carried 19 against 7

Dec. 13. 1867

[p. 2] Proposed by

Seconded by

Resolved that this meeting having heard the statement of the Committee, agrees with the Committee that Mr J. A. Whistler is not a fit proper person to remain a member of the Burlington Fine Arts Club, and that the Honorary Secretary be authorized to strike the name of Mr Whistler from the roll of Members of this club - and the Treasurer to refuse to receive any further subscription from him -

Dec. 13. 1867


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Notes:

1.  Rodolph Nicholson Wornum
Ralph Nicholson Wornum (1812-1877), history painter [more].

2.  Burlington Fine Arts Club
The Burlington Club was a club for artists and connoisseurs, founded in c. June 1866. Its committee included Louis Huth (1821-1905), collector [more], Richard Fisher (d. 1890), Fellow and Curator of the Society of Painter-Etchers [more] and Vittorio Emanuelle Taparelli (1816-1890), Marquis D'Azeglio, Sardinian Ambassador and collector [more] (President).

3.  Wm Mitchell
William Mitchell (1820-1908), collector [more].

4.  Woodward
Bernard Bolingbroke Woodward (1816-1869), Librarian in Ordinary to the Queen at Windsor Castle, founder and editor of the Fine Arts Quarterly Review [more].