Two paintings of nudes was drawn in a letter from Whistler to Rosalind Birnie Philip (1873-1958) dating from about 12 December 1899; the relevant part of the letter reads:
'... if Ronnie think of coming over, you may as well put his picture in with the others for the Goupils to send - Also a nude figure begun from Lillie Pettigrew - a sort of Eve with an Apple in her hand - send it in her frame - Indeed while you are about it, there are two pictures similar in shape from the Lillie in their new frames - [sketch] may as well both come.' 1
It is catalogued in MacDonald 1995 (cat. rais.) [more] (cat. no. 1601).
Last updated: 7th March 2021 by Margaret