Trixie (Mrs Beatrice Whistler)
|Size:||85 x 52 mm|
|Signed:||butterfly at lower left|
|No. of States:||2|
|Impressions taken from this plate (5)|
'Trixie' (Mrs Beatrice Whistler) was never published.
There were no exhibitions in Whistler's lifetime, nor was it exhibited in the Memorial Exhibitions after his death.
SALES & COLLECTORS
Rosalind Birnie Philip (1873-1958) may have inherited all five impressions from Whistler: she kept the first and fifth impressions, which were bequeathed by her to the University of Glasgow, 1958 (, ). Harold Wright (1885-1961) of Colnaghi's in London listed and annotated items from the Whistler estate for Miss Philip, and took some 'duplicates' for sale. This may be where Margaret Selkirk Watson Parker (1867-1936) bought an impression, which is annotated by Wright (). Two other collectors acquired impressions of this rare drypoint, Charles Lang Freer (1856-1919) () and Harris G. Whittemore (d. ca 1937) (). These three American collectors acquired the second, third and fourth impressions respectively.