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

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Butterfly

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                    Butterfly, Art Institute of Chicago
Butterfly, Art Institute of Chicago

This is a design for Whistler, James McNeill, The Gentle Art of Making Enemies, London, 1890.

The tiny butterfly appears as a marginal reflection in 'Art & Art Critics', on p. 17; on p. 242, the same butterfly, enlarged, signs 'Panic', a letter to Truth, 16 January 1890.

Last updated: 4th March 2021 by Margaret