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A finch on a branch and a butterfly (recto) A finch and a hand (verso)

CRE WHISTLER, Beatrix; (English; 1857-1896) There are 30 studies of birds in the Hunterian collection, ranging from pencil sketches to finished oil paintings. Beatrix Whistler kept pet birds and designed bird cages for them (see GLAHA 46575-46579). In 1895, the collector Charles L. Freer sent Beatrix Whistler a songbird from India, which she loved. It joined a white parrot and mocking bird at the …