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Lady Colin Campbell


Number: 369
Date: 1887/1889
Medium: drypoint
Size: unknown mm
Signed: unknown
Inscribed: unknown
Set/Publication: no
No. of States: 1
Known impressions: 0
Catalogues: K.-; M.-; T.-; W.-
Impressions taken from this plate  (0)


portrait, woman.


An unidentified drypoint is recorded twice in inventories of Whistler's studio:

'Lady C. C' (1890/1891, Whistler). 2
'Colin Campbell Lady Dry Point Indication' (1890/1892, Beatrice Whistler (1857-1896)). 3

The title, Lady Colin Campbell has been chosen, as agreeing with the records of both Whistler and his wife.

2: List, [1890/1891], GUW #13236.

3: List, 1890/1892; GUW #12715.


A portrait of Lady Colin Campbell.


Etching: c_E34_01

Harmony in White and Ivory: Portrait of Lady Colin Campbell y354, 1886, after Whistler's oil,
Whistler Collection, Glasgow University Library,
Pickford R. Waller press-cutting album, PC 22/51.
Gertrude Elizabeth Campbell (Lady Colin Campbell) (1857-1911). Whistler painted Harmony in White and Ivory: Portrait of Lady Colin Campbell y354 in 1886, and both he and his wife were friendly with Lady Colin Campbell in the late 1880s and early 1890s.


Etching: K1320101
There are very few extant portraits that could possibly be identified with this. One possibility is Young Woman Standing 333, reproduced above, which shows a fashionably dressed woman, but unfortunately the features are too faint to identify the sitter with certainty.
If the word 'Indication' meant that it was a slight sketch or sketches on a plate, then other possibilities are Three studies of women's heads 400 and a portrait known only from the copper plate, A young woman with a fan 376, and finally The Busby 368, which is tentatively identified as a portrait of Lilian Pettigrew (b. 1870).