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"Butterfly" c.1890 -1892

Royal None CRE WHISTLER, James McNeill; (American; 1834-1903) This butterfly was probably drawn to be included for publication by William Heinemann in "The Gentle Art of Making Enemies" or "The Baronet and the Butterfly", though it was never used. For other butterfly studies see MACDONALD, Margaret F, "James McNeill Whistler: Drawings, Pastels, and Watercolours: A Catalogue Raisonné", Yale University Press, (1238-1266). (See also GLAHA 46144/46146 - 46148).
Birnie Philip Bequest 1958.