Detail from The Canal, Amsterdam, 1889, James McNeill Whistler, The Hunterian, University of Glasgow

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The Little Yellow Girl, Lyme Regis


Only one title is known, with minor variations:

  • 'Lyme. The little yellow girl' (1899, Whistler). 1
  • 'The Little Yellow Girl, Lyme Regis' (1980, YMSM). 2


Unknown. it was probably the portrait of a girl in a yellow dress, possibly a half-length portrait.


Unknown. Whistler praised the beauty of 'the little Lyme Regis maidens!' but did not refer to any specific painting in doing so. 3


1: [June/July 1899], formerly dated [1901/1902], GUW #13662.

2: YMSM 1980 [more] (cat. no. 445).

3: Whistler to B. Whistler, 10 November 1895, GUW #06635.

Last updated: 28th October 2019 by Margaret