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"Sketch of Miss Ethel Philip" c.1897-1900

Gilded reeded, 59.2 x 39.4 x 3.6 None CRE WHISTLER, James McNeill; (American; 1834-1903) The sitter for this work was Ethel Birnie Philip (1861-1920), the artist's sister-in-law, who acted as model and secretary to Whistler and later married the journalist and critic Charles Whibley in 1895. This portrait is probably a sketch for the larger painting of "Red and Black: The Fan" (YMSM 388) in the Hu…