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Helen Clayton and two studies of hands 1876/1886

RU Sd in pencil u.c.: "BGODWIn" CRE WHISTLER, Beatrix; (English; 1857-1896) Many of Beatrix Whistler's portrait sketches are of family and friends, who were easily accessible and compliant models. The portraits range from quick pen sketches to delicate, considered pencil drawings.

Helen Clayton was a friend of Beatrix Whistler's. This portrait has been signed with a Japanese-style cartouche of …