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"Kittens" c.1873

Glass mount; 34.8 x 24.6 s. with a butterfly; c.l. CRE WHISTLER, James McNeill; (American; 1834-1903) This is one of few known Whistler drawings of cats - see 46122/ 46123/ 46124 for more from our collection. Howard Mansfield, a collector of Whistler's prints, is known to have owned one. (MacDonald 1995 (555)).The butterfly signature on the drawing is unusual as there are no veins on the wings but it is contemporary with the date of the work.
Birnie Philip Gift 1935 - not lendable.