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"Designs for wall decorations for Aubrey House" (b) c.1873-1874

Royal s. with a butterfly; c.r. CRE WHISTLER, James McNeill; (American; 1834-1903) W.C. Alexander bought Aubrey House in 1873. Unfortunately, Whistler's designs in "various carefully selected pastel shades" for the early nineteenth-century panelling of the 'White Room' were removed in 1913. The apparent abstraction of these designs is deceptive. They are actually beach scenes. They can be seen as …