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"Rosalind Birnie Philip" c.1894 - 1898

Unframed s. with a butterfly; c.l. CRE WHISTLER, James McNeill; (American; 1834-1903) Miss Rosalind Birnie Philip (1873-1958) was the youngest of John Birnie Philip's ten daughters and sister to Whistler's wife Beatrix She acted as secretary, model and ward to Whistler who often referred to her as the "Major". This is one of four ivories found in an envelope with mourning edges, marked "D.C.T." an…