A descendant of Whistler's patron Thomas de Kay Winans.
She inherited some early work by Whistler. In 1970 Margaret C. Buell, Helen L. King, and Sybil A. Walk presented an album of Whistler drawings and etchings to the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
MacDonald, Margaret F., James McNeill Whistler. Drawings, Pastels and Watercolours. A Catalogue Raisonné, New Haven and London, 1995 .