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 never published.


There were no exhibitions in Whistler's lifetime, nor was it exhibited in the Memorial Exhibitions after his death.


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 (Graphic with a link to impression #K4410103, Graphic with a link to impression #K4410201). 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 (Graphic with a link to impression #K4410105). Two other collectors acquired impressions of this rare drypoint, Charles Lang Freer (1856-1919) (Graphic with a link to impression #K4410102) and Harris G. Whittemore (d. ca 1937) (Graphic with a link to impression #K4410104). These three American collectors acquired the second, third and fourth impressions respectively.