She was the daughter of Michael Spartali, who was later the Greek Consul General in London. She became Mrs W. J. Stillman.
She was the sister of Christine Spartali (Countess Edmond de Cahen) (1846–1884) who posed for La Princesse du pays de la porcelaine y050, and attended many of the sittings.
Pennell, Elizabeth Robins, and Joseph Pennell, The Life of James McNeill Whistler, 2 vols, London and Philadelphia, 1908, I.
Young, Andrew McLaren, Margaret F. MacDonald, Robin Spencer, and Hamish Miles, The Paintings of James McNeill Whistler, New Haven and London, 1980 .