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Hunterian Art Gallery Whistler Collections:
GLAHA 46147


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GLAHA 46147: 'Butterfly' c.1890 -1899 - click to view larger image

"Butterfly" c.1890 -1899
(drawing)

CRE WHISTLER, James McNeill; (American; 1834-1903)


Materials:
Pen and purple ink on cream laid paper
Dimensions:
17.5 x 11.0
Frame:
Royal
Marks:
Watermark: crown over "ORIGINA[L] / FI" (incomplete)
References:
(1269) MACDONALD, Margaret F. 1995 James McNeill Whistler: Drawings, Pastels and Watercolours: A Catalogue Raisonne, Yale University Press, New Haven and London
Notes:
This butterfly was probably drawn for publisher William Heinemann for inclusion as a marginal illustration in "The Gentle Art of Making Enemies" or "The Baronet and the Butterfly". For further butterfly studies see MACDONALD, Margaret F, "James McNeill Whistler: Drawings, Pastels, and Watercolours: A Catalogue Raisonné", Yale University Press, (1238-1266). (See also GLAHA 46144 - 46146/46148). Birnie Philip Bequest 1958.
Keywords:
WILLIAM HEINEMANN : GENTLE ART OF MAKING ENEMIES : BARONET AND THE BUTTERFLY : WHISTLER CENTENARY :

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