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"Carpet Menders" c.1892-1893

Royal (1) s. in plate with butterfly; c.l.
(2) s. with butterfly on tab and inscr.; "imp" CRE WHISTLER, James McNeill; (American; 1834-1903) PRINT WHISTLER, James McNeill; (American; 1834-1903) Whistler was fond of exploring the contrast of light and shadow in doorways and archways. In this image, a group of women mending carpets can be seen in the gloom of the doorway. The etching plate for this work is also in the Hunterian collection (GLAHA 50490).
Birnie Philip Gift, 1935, not lendable.