James McNeill Whistler and Watercolour: Making and Meaning

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James McNeill Whistler
American: 1834–1903
The Toilet 1878
Lithotint. Second state. Signed with a butterfly
The Whistler Estate, presented by Rosalind Birnie Philip, 1935

The grainy texture of the lithographic crayon used in the shadows contrasts with the fluid application of diluted ink on the right. The model is Whistler's long-term mistress, Maud Franklin. GLAHA 49015

The Toilet 1878