The Beefsteak Club by James Abbot McNeill Whistler (1834–1903). Pen and ink. Signed with Whistler's butterfly. “By permission of Walter Dowdeswell, Esq.” (1903). Source: Menpes, “Reminiscences of Whistler.”> The Beefsteak Club, unlike larger clubs with grand premises, such as The Athæum and Reform Club, shares a small building a stone's throw from the National Portrait Gallery. The club, I'm told, goes back to the days of Hogarth. [Click on image to enlarge it.]

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Menpes, Dorothy. “Reminiscences of Whistler by Mortimer Menpes.” The Studio 29 (1903): 245-45. Internet Archive. Web. 12 January 2012.

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