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12th November 2003 - 'Nobody's perfevt' (no. 9)

Before having been edited and annotated, the group of some 10,000 transcriptions of nineteenth-century Whistler letters were bound to have contained a few small errors of transcription in their original first drafts. 'Nobody's perfevt' gathers together some of the finest mis-transcriptions ever found by the Whistler Centre - enjoy!

Whistler pays the frame maker Frederick Fox a rather dubious complement:

"by the way he is wonderfully clever and can do almost anything - so if you want anything bodged in your studio at any time do employ Fox"
(ie, lodged)

(Tate Gallery Archives 8022/57)