Matilda Gilchrist, b. 1828 or 1829
Date of Birth: 1828 or 1829
Place of Birth: Milford Haven
'Tillie' Gilchrist, JW's model, may have been Mrs Matilda Gilchrist (b. 1828 or 1829), the mother of the dancer and actress Connie Gilchrist.
Tillie Gilchrist posed for JW on a number of occasions and appears in Study for 'Tillie: A Model' m0369, Tillie: Study in Pink and Mauve m0370 and Tillie: A Model 113. She was a widow at the time of the 1881 census.
MacDonald, Margaret F., James McNeill Whistler. Drawings, Pastels and Watercolours. A Catalogue Raisonné, New Haven and London, 1995.