Detail from The Canal, Amsterdam, 1889, James McNeill Whistler, The Hunterian, University of Glasgow

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Alice Butt (2)

Alice Butt (2) dates from the mid- to late 1890s, probably between 1896 and 1898.

Alice Butt (2), National Gallery of Art
Alice Butt (2), National Gallery of Art

It is dated from the technique and butterfly monogram, and relationship to Alice Butt (1) [YMSM 437]. 1 According to Whistler, he painted 'a little child called "Alice Butt"- charming - quite Italian in type' in Chelsea, but the painting was stolen from his studio in Paris and 'painted upon'. 2


1: Dated 'mid-1890s' in YMSM 1980 [more] (cat. no. 438).

2: Whistler to J. J. Cowan, 2 July [1901], GUW #00746.

Last updated: 23rd March 2021 by Margaret