Royal (1) s. in stone with butterfly; c.l.
(2) With registration marks PRINT WAY, Thomas Robert; (English; 1861-1913) CRE WHISTLER, James McNeill; (American; 1834-1903) Whistler drew this lithographic portrait of his sister-in-law, Ethel Birnie Philip, in the autumn of 1890. Ethel, who would have been twenty-nine years old when this lithograph was executed, also sat for a number of oils and watercolours. This lithograph was printed by Thomas Way and is a first state impression. (See also GLAHA 49036/49237/49238/49556/49631).
Birnie Philip Bequest 1958.