Mrs J. Birnie Philip
|Medium:||etching and drypoint|
|Size:||102 x 68 mm|
|Signed:||butterfly at right|
|No. of States:||1|
|Catalogues:||K.-; M.-; T.-; W.-|
|Impressions taken from this plate (3)|
'Mrs. J. Birnie-Philip' (1935, possibly Rosalind Birnie Philip (1873-1958)). 2
'Mrs Philip' (2003, Hunterian Art Gallery). 3
The original title may have been recorded by Miss Birnie Philip, who inherited the copper plates as part of Whistler's estate and gave them to the University of Glasgow in 1935. Since she knew the sitter there is no reason to query the identification.
2: Envelope containing copper plate, Hunterian Art Gallery.
3: http://www.huntsearch.gla.ac.uk (accessed 2009).