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Two studies of a woman seated at a table 1894

inscr. in pencil by [Harold Wright?]; b.l. "Mrs Whibley" CRE WHISTLER, Beatrix; (English; 1857-1896) The sitter is the artist's sister, Ethel Birnie Philip (1861-1920). Her nickname was Bunnie. She worked as a secretary for Whistler from 1890 until her marriage to the American writer, Charles Whibley (1859-1930) in 1894. She posed for many of Whistler's paintings and drawings, now in the Hunterian…