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"La Toison rouge" c.1896-1902

Gilded reeded, 84.5 x 64.5 x 8.8 None CRE WHISTLER, James McNeill; (American; 1834-1903) The title of this piece can be translated as "The Red Fleece", a reference to the model's hair. Like many of the Pre-Raphalite painters, Whistler was much attracted to models with auburn hair and here he emphasises the colour of his sitter's hair by using a contrasting green background, in fact a typical colou…