The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler
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System Number: 12977
Date: 10 July 1868
Author: JW
Place: London
Recipient: Committee of the Burlington Club[1]
Place: London
Repository: Victoria and Albert Museum, London
Call Number: National Art Library, PC12/6 MSL/1952/1353/4/1 and 2
Document Type: ALS

July. 10. -

2 Lindsey Row -
Chelsea -

Gentlemen -

I have always felt it due to yourselves that you should have the enclosed copy of a letter[2] to the Marquis d'Azeglio[3] - but have hitherto found no time to attend to it - For this pray accept my apologies -

I have Gentlemen
the honor to be
your Obedient Servant.

J. A. McN. Whistler -

the gentlemen of
the committee of the
Burlington Club -

This document is protected by copyright.


'Communication[4] from Mr Whistler acknowledged by Mr Cayley[5] 12 July 1868. Sealed up by the direction of the Committee'

The Hon. Secretary
Burlington Fine Arts Club
177. Piccadilly
[three illegible stamps]
[postmark:] 'L[ONDON] /JY 11/ 68'


1.  Committee of the Burlington Club
The Burlington Fine Arts Club was a club for artists and connoisseurs, founded in c. June 1866. Its committee included William Boxall (1800-1879), portrait painter, Director of the National Gallery [more], Louis Huth (1821-1905), collector [more], and Ralph Nicholson Wornum (1812-1877), history painter [more].

2.  letter
JW had written to the Marquis D'Azeglio on 6 January 1868 (#00448, and copy, #12978).

3.  Marquis d'Azeglio
Vittorio Emanuelle Taparelli (1816-1890), Marquis D'Azeglio, Sardinian Ambassador and collector [more].

4.  Communication
'Communication .... Committee' is written in another hand, and the address in a third hand.

5.  Mr Cayley
Charles Bagot Cayley (1823-1883), classical scholar [more].