The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler
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System Number: 00447
Date: [June/December 1867][1]
Author: Richard Fisher[2]
Place: [London]
Recipient: William Boxall[3]
Place: [London]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler B227
Document Type: ALS

My dear Mr Boxall

It is right to mention that Mr Haden[4] does not attend the Committee and takes no part with them in discussing the question respecting [p. 2] Mr Whistler


R Fisher


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1.  [June/December 1867]
Dated from the period of the Burlington Club affair. The Burlington Fine Arts Club was a London club for professional artists, amateurs and collectors. JW was expelled from the club on 13 December 1867 in the wake of his quarrel with Francis Seymour Haden (1818-1910), surgeon and etcher, JW's brother-in-law [more], over Haden's treatment of the late James Reeves Traer (ca 1834 - d.1867), partner in F. S. Haden's medical practice [more].

2.  Richard Fisher
Richard Fisher (d. 1890), Fellow and Curator of the Society of Painter-Etchers [more].

3.  William Boxall
William Boxall (1800-1879), portrait painter, Director of the National Gallery [more]. He had painted JW's portrait in 1849, W. Boxall, Portrait of J. Whistler (z76).

4.  Mr Haden
Francis Seymour Haden (1818-1910), surgeon and etcher, JW's brother-in-law [more].