Green and Silver–Beaulieu, Touraine

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At A Glance

  • Period

  • Geography

    United States
  • Material

    Watercolor on fabric mounted on board
  • Dimension

    H x W: 12.9 × 21.6 cm (5 1/16 × 8 1/2 in)
  • Accession Number



Object Details

  • Artist

    James McNeill Whistler (1834-1903)
  • Description

    A green meadow, with a house and trees in the distance; a child stands in the foreground, with another figure beyond. Signed with the butterfly at lower left.
  • Signatures

    Red butterfly in lower left corner
  • Inscriptions

    Verso: 'Green & Silver' / Beaulieu, Touraine
  • Paper/Support

    On a manufactured, rough-weave, fabric support with a white lead ground layer mounted to board. There is a manufacturer's stamp in blue ink reading "E. Mary & Fils/26, Rue Chaptal, Paris" on the verso of the board.
  • Provenance

    Goupil et Cie, London 1899 [1]
    From 1899 to 1919
    Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Goupil et Cie, London in 1899 [2]
    From 1920
    Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [3]
    [1] Undated folder sheet note, Object file. Also see Original Whistler List, Paintings, pg. 17, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives.
    [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
  • Exhibition History

    Whistler in Watercolor (May 18 to November 3, 2019)
    James McNeill Whistler at the Freer Gallery of Art—Whistler and the Landscape (May 11, 1984 to February 5, 1985)
    Whistler Water Colors (January 7, 1924 to April 4, 1930)
    Panama-Pacific International Exposition (February 20 to December 4, 1915)
    Oil Paintings, Water Colors, Pastels and Drawings: Memorial Exhibition of the Works of Mr. J. McNeill Whistler (February 23 to March 22, 1904)
  • Previous custodian or owner

    Goupil et Cie (1829-1919) (C.L. Freer source)
    Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919)
  • Origin

    United States
  • Credit Line

    Gift of Charles Lang Freer
  • Type

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