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"A nude with her elbows resting on a rail" c.1872-1874

Glass mount; 34.7 x 24.6 (1) s. with a butterfly; l.r. (2) Stamp: v. "W.Holland / 20 Broad Street" CRE WHISTLER, James McNeill; (American; 1834-1903) Whistler exaggerated and distorted this figure. His stylization of the curves of the body was stereotyped but effective. Concave and convex curves drawn over her ribs and stomach show the twist of the body. Pentimenti show that the model was original…