System Number: 00499
Date: [20/25 October 1878]
Recipient: Joseph Edgar Boehm
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler B282
Document Type: ALS
How very very nice in you My dear Böehm! - and what can I say? - There is nothing I am afraid that I have at all worth twenty guineas - but do come round and choose what you may think sympathetic in the studio - and afterwards we will paint the portrait if not too wearisome for you to sit - Meanwhile always and with [p. 2] thanks that do not at all tell you how much I am touched
J A McN. Whistler
The White House
[p. 3] 'To Sir Joseph Edgar Boehm R A, sculptor'
This appears to be the sole reference to a portrait of Boehm. It is not clear if this had been started and it does not seem to have been completed. Boehm did acquire some work by JW, which has not been identified (see #00326) and, later, a superb pastel, The Giudecca; note in flesh colour (M.817).
4. To Sir Joseph Edgar Boehm RA, sculptor
Written in an unknown hand.