Whistler's late portraits of Ethel Birnie Philip in the Hunterian Collection

de Montfort, P. (2023) Whistler's late portraits of Ethel Birnie Philip in the Hunterian Collection. The Ten O'Clock: Journal of the Whistler Society(4),

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The Hunterian at the University of Glasgow houses over 800 artworks by Whistler, making it an unrivalled centre for the study and enjoyment of his work. The collection is centred on the artist’s estate and major gifts made by Whistler’s heir, his sister-in-law, Rosalind Birnie Philip in 1935 and 1954 and a bequest upon her death in 1958. An important sub-set of these works is represented by six full-length portraits of Rosalind’s older sister Ethel Birnie Philip (1861-1920), most of which have been little seen beyond the University of Glasgow due to strict lending conditions attached to the 1935 gift. What do these works tell us about Whistler's late career? What do the portraits say about Ethel herself?

Item Type:Articles
Keywords:Whistler, portraits, women.
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:de Montfort, Dr Patricia
Authors: de Montfort, P.
Subjects:N Fine Arts > N Visual arts (General) For photography, see TR
N Fine Arts > ND Painting
N Fine Arts > NX Arts in general
College/School:College of Arts > School of Culture and Creative Arts > History of Art
Journal Name:The Ten O'Clock: Journal of the Whistler Society
Publisher:The Whistler Society
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