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

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Head of Florence Leyland


  • 1903: in Whistler's studio at his death and bequeathed to his sister-in-law and executrix, Rosalind Birnie Philip (1873-1958) ;
  • 1935: given by Miss Birnie Philip to the University of Glasgow.


  • 1874: possibly Mr Whistler's Exhibition, Flemish Gallery, 48 Pall Mall, London, 1874 (cat. no. 1, 2 or 22) as 'Head - Portrait' or (8) as 'Head.'

Due to the conditions of Miss Birnie Philip's gift to the University of Glasgow, the drawing can not be exhibited elsewhere.

Last updated: 7th December 2020 by Margaret