The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler

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Willis, ??-??

Nationality: British
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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.


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