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"Eve" 1901

Royal None CRE WHISTLER, James McNeill; (American; 1834-1903) This is believed to be one of a number of drawings by Whistler that were connected with a competition for Pears' soap. T. J. Barratt of A & F Pears collected paintings to be reproduced in publicity for the firm. Whistler's idea involved Eve tempting Adam with soap instead of an apple. It gave him the opportunity to draw a slender nude w…