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r: "A nude pulling a black robe over her head" v: "Cockerel" c.1893

Glass mount; 37.4 x 24.6 (1) s. with a butterfly; r. (on sofa)
(2) Inscr. b.r. "o" CRE WHISTLER, James McNeill; (American; 1834-1903) This is a dramatic and accomplished drawing. Working on lithography in Paris influenced Whistler's work in pastel. The sketch on the verso was drawn the other way up from the recto. It is crude, practically illegible, and not necessarily by Whistler. The "o" inscr…