Boxall, William, English painter and director of the National Gallery (1800-1879). ALS.

14 Welbeck Street (London), Tuesday 16 July, no year.

8vo. 1 p. on single leaf. With a portrait photograph (65 x 105 mm).


To a Miss Moore in response to an invitation: "I hope Rembrandts works interested you. The collection is I think most admirable.

We will talk of their wonders on Thursday at a 1/4 past 7 when I hope to have the pleasure of hearing your criticisms as well as eating your dinner [...]".

Boxall refers to the Rembrandt collection of the National Gallery that grew under his mandate as director (1865-74). The attributions of serveral of Boxall's acquisitions where controversial at their time. Some of them couldn't be substantiated as in the case of the so called "Suermondt Rembrandt".

With damages of the upper right and the lower left corners and traces of former mounting. No text loss

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