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r. & v: "Trellis" 1881

Royal (1) s. with a butterfly; u.r.
(2) Inscr. r. in ink by Whistler; b.. "The trellis work must in this arrangement / be pale primrose (underlined) color-anything at all / of an orange (underlined) tendency would make the whole hot (underlined) -The doors and roofing will give the orange-" CRE WHISTLER, James McNeill; (American; 1834-1903) The "Trellis" was designed for the country residence of Lord and Lady Archibald Campbell at Coombe Hill Farm, Norbiton, Kingston upon Thames. It was commissioned by Lady Archibald Campbell, (nee Janey Sevilla Callander) ,who died in 1923. Whistler painted a portrait of Lady Campbell, "Arrangement in Black: La Dame au Brodequin Jaune" (YMSM 242), which is now in the Philadelphia Museum of Art, USA. (See also GLAHA 46086).
Birnie Philip Bequest 1958.