Mounted with 46474-46475,46477 CRE WHISTLER, Beatrix; (English; 1857-1896) Many of Beatrix Whistler's portrait sketches are of family and friends, who were easily accessible and compliant models. The portraits range from quick pen sketches to delicate, considered pencil drawings.
This is one of four studies of the same woman, who could be a friend or family member of the artist's (see GLAHA 46474-5, 46477). Beatrix Whistler conveys the poise and confidence of this smartly-dressed sitter with bold lines and shading.
Birnie Philip Gift, 1935 - not lendable