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Elizabeth Willis, ??-??

Nationality: British
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Elizabeth ('Lizzie') Willis, was the daughter of JW's housekeeper at 8 Fitzroy Street.

Life:

The Willis family was fond of drink and were presumably dismissed after a while (#04698, #04711). Lizzie posed for three works Little Juniper Bud - Lizzie Willis (YMSM 475), Little Lizzie Willis (YMSM 476) and The Little London Sparrow (YMSM 477) between 1896 and 1897.

Bibliography:

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