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Beatrice and J. McN. Whistler, View from the chteau walls, Loches

Drypoint on paper
The Whistler Estate, bequeathed by Rosalind Birnie Philip, 1958
Hunterian Art Gallery, GLAHA 45150 and 45151

This tiny drypoint, not previously recorded, was taken from the same spot on the walls of Loches as Whistler's From Agnes Sorrel's Walk, and includes buildings towards the left of Whistler's etching. Whistler taught his wife to etch during their honeymoon in the Loire valley. This unique plate was drawn and printed in collaboration. The signature is a combination of Whistler's butterfly and Beatrice's monogram, a lucky trefoil developed from her maiden name ('BP' for Beatrice Philip).