The Little White Girl 1922. Mezzotint printed in colors. 20 x 13 (frame 32 x 25). Edition 250. Signed in pencil. Provenance: the estate of Katherine W. Mellon, Stonington, CT. Housed in a gold Whistler-style frame. An extremely large an impressive presentation. The painting is in the National Gallery, London. $1,250.
Joanna "Jo" Hiffernan (ca. 1843 – after 1903) was an Irish artists' model and muse who was romantically linked with Whistler and later the French painter, Gustave Courbet. Whistler first met Hiffernan in 1860 while she was at a studio in Rathbone Place, and she went on to have a 6-year relationship with him, during which period she modeled for some of his most famous paintings. She was in France with Whistler during the summer of 1861, and while in Paris during the winter of 1861–62 she sat for Symphony in White, No. I: The White Girl at a studio in Boulevard des Batignolles and in 1864–65 she posed for Symphony in White, No. 2: The Little White Girl.
Clifford R. James was a British artist who specialized in color mezzotints. He exhibited at the Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool in 1919. He lived in Fortfield, Weston super Mare, Somerset.
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