UNIVERSITY of GLASGOW

The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler

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Elizabeth McNay, m. 1859

Nationality: English
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Identity:

Elizabeth Jamison married Thomas Fothergill McNay in 1859. Thomas McNay was a surgeon from Newcastle. Both had been previously married and widowed.

Life:

The McNays became acquainted with JW and his friend, the entrepreneur C. A. Howell, in the early 1880s.

Bibliography:

Young, Andrew McLaren, Margaret F. MacDonald, Robin Spencer and Hamish Miles, The Paintings of James McNeill Whistler, New Haven and London, 1980; MacDonald, Margaret F., James McNeill Whistler. Drawings, Pastels and Watercolours. A Catalogue Raisonné, New Haven and London, 1995; information from a family descendant.