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r: "Nellie Farren" v: "Demon" c.1878

Royal Watermark: ". . . ON" (incomplete) CRE WHISTLER, James McNeill; (American; 1834-1903) Nellie Farren (1848-1904) was a popular dancer, acrobat and 'principal boy'. She starred in Henry James Byron's farce "Little Doctor Faust" at the Gaiety Theatre, London. Whistler saw this play and another called "The Grasshopper" on 7 January, 1878 and was enthralled by both. The shape of the figure in theā€¦