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Study for "Tillie: A Model" c.1870-1873

Glass mount; 34.7 x 24.6 s. with a butterfly; c.r. CRE WHISTLER, James McNeill; (American; 1834-1903) The model for this drawing is Tillie Gilchrist. This drawing may be a study for the left hand figure in the oil , "The Three Girls", or the etching, "Tillie: A Model" (Kennedy 117). It may even have been used for both. Other related drawings are in the Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, Massachusetts, US…