Portrait of Whistler

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Maker(s)
Artist: James McNeill Whistler (United States, 1834-1903)
Historical period(s)
1845 or 1846
Medium
Pencil touched with watercolor on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 11.8 x 7.8 cm (4 5/8 x 3 1/16 in)
Geography
United States
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number
F1898.144
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Drawing
Type

Drawing

Keywords
portrait, United States
Provenance

Seymour Haden (1818-1910), London [1]

To 1898
H. Wunderlich & Co., New York to 1898 [2]

From 1898 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from H. Wunderlich & Co., through Thomas Wilmer Dewing (1851-1938), in November 1898 [3]

From 1920
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [4]

Notes:

[1] See Original Whistler List, Portraits of Whistler, pg. 3, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives.

[2] See Voucher No. 20, November 1898, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives.

[3] See note 2.

[4] The original deed of Charles Lang Freer's gift was signed in 1906. The collection was received in 1920 upon the completion of the Freer Gallery.

Previous Owner(s)

Charles Lang Freer 1854-1919
H. Wunderlich & Co. (C.L. Freer source)
Seymour Haden 1818 - 1910

Published References
  • David Park Curry. James McNeill Whistler at the Freer Gallery of Art. Washington and New York, 1984. p. 164, pl. 73.
  • Katharine Lochnan. The Etchings of James McNeill Whistler. Exh. cat. New Haven and London, 1984. p. 3.
  • Margaret F. MacDonald. James McNeill Whistler: Drawings, Pastels, and Watercolours : A Catalogue RaisonnĂ©. New Haven, 1995. .
  • Albert Gallatin. The Portraits and Caricatures of James McNeill Whistler: An Iconography, with twenty examples, ten hitherto unpublished. London and New York. p. 23, no. 14.
  • Albert Gallatin. Portraits of Whistler: A Critical Study and an Iconography. New York. p. 30, no. 18.
  • James Warren Lane Aimee Crane. Whistler. New York. p. 81.
Collection Area(s)
American Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum