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"Note in Green and Brown: Orlando at Coombe" c.1884

Gilded reeded, 42.2 x 36.4 x 6.0 s. with butterfly; c.r. CRE WHISTLER, James McNeill; (American; 1834-1903) This portrait shows Lady Archibald Campbell, a friend of Whistler's, as Orlando from Shakespeare's "As You Like It". This portrait was inspired by the first of a series of open-air plays which she and her husband organised at Coombe Woods, near their Surrey home. The costumes were designed b…