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 designed for brooches to be worn at the opening of Mr Whistler's Exhibition, Flemish Gallery, 48 Pall Mall, London, 1874. The address on the fragement of paper suggests that the drawing was done at Speke Hall, home of Frederick Richards Leyland (1832-1892).

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

It is fully catalogued in MacDonald 1995 (cat. rais.) [more] (cat. no. 565).

Last updated: 15th February 2021 by Margaret