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

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Design for a butterfly

Design for a butterfly was a design for brooches to be worn at the opening of Mr Whistler's Exhibition, Flemish Gallery, 48 Pall Mall, London, 1874. It was apparently given to William Cleverly Alexander (1840-1916) or a family member, and put in an album.

                Design for a butterfly, British Museum
Design for a butterfly, British Museum

It is fully catalogued in MacDonald 1995 (cat. rais.) [more] (cat. no. 564).

Last updated: 15th February 2021 by Margaret