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Brushing the Hair

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At A Glance

  • Period

    1863
  • Geography

    United States
  • Material

    Drypoint; ink on paper
  • Dimension

    H x W: 22.7 x 15.3 cm (8 15/16 x 6 in)
  • Accession Number

    F1893.71
  • EDAN ID

    edanmdm:fsg_F1893.71

Object Details

  • Artist

    James McNeill Whistler (1834-1903)
  • Provenance

    To 1893
    M. Knoedler & Co., New York to 1893 [1]
    From 1893 to 1919
    Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from M. Knoedler & Co., New York, in March of 1893 [2]
    From 1920
    Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [3]
    Notes:
    [1] See List of Whistler Objects transferred to Smithsonian Institution, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. This print is part of a set that was purchased from Knoedler and Co. in March of 1893. The set was kept in the Reserve Section until January of 1921, when it was transferred to the Smithsonian Institution and each print given a registration number for that year (see Curatorial Remark 1, G. D. Guest, 1921, in the object package). See also, Accession List, Collections Management Office.
    [2] See note 1.
    [3] 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.
  • Collection

    Freer Gallery of Art Collection
  • Previous custodian or owner

    M. Knoedler & Co. (C.L. Freer source)
    Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919)
  • Origin

    United States
  • Credit Line

    Gift of Charles Lang Freer
  • Type

    Print
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