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The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler
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Willis, ??-??

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Mrs Willis was JW's housekeeper at Fitzroy Street. JW painted her daughter Lizzie several times (Little Juniper Bud - Lizzie Willis (YMSM 475); Little Lizzie Willis (YMSM 476); The Little London Sparrow (YMSM 477)). Mrs Willis is referred to in JW's correspondence about 1897 (#04696, #04697, #04698) when he was troubled by the family's drunken ways.

Bibliography:

Young, Andrew McLaren, Margaret F. MacDonald, Robin Spencer and Hamish Miles, The Paintings of James McNeill Whistler, New Haven and London, 1980.