Trixie (Mrs Beatrice Whistler)

Impression: Hunterian Art Gallery
Hunterian Art Gallery
Number: 470
Date: 1892/1894
Medium: drypoint
Size: 85 x 52 mm
Signed: butterfly at lower left
Inscribed: no
Set/Publication: no
No. of States: 2
Known impressions: 5
Catalogues: K.441; M.438
Impressions taken from this plate  (5)
'Trixie' (Mrs Beatrice Whistler) was drawn at some time between 1892 and 1894. Lochnan dates it 1892/1893. 1

The form of the signature indicates a date after the marriage of Beatrice and James McNeill Whistler in August 1888. It shows Whistler's butterfly superimposed on Beatrice's trefoil (a monogram of her initials 'BP'). The costume suggests a date in the early or mid-1890s.

1: Lochnan 1984, p. 285, no. 443.