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Pink Note–The Novelette

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At A Glance

  • Period

    1883-1884
  • Geography

    United States
  • Material

    Watercolor on paper
  • Dimension

    H x W: 25.3 x 15.5 cm (9 15/16 x 6 1/8 in)
  • Accession Number

    F1902.158a-c
  • EDAN ID

    edanmdm:fsg_F1902.158a-c

Object Details

  • Artist

    James McNeill Whistler (1834-1903)
  • Description

    A girl seated on a bed, reading; signed with the butterfly at right edge on bedcover.
  • Signatures

    Pink butterfly near center at right edge
  • Paper/Support

    On cold-pressed, wove paper. Small graphite sight lines visible near both bottom corners.
  • Provenance

    To 1902
    Henry Studdy Theobald (1847-1934), London, to 1902 [1]
    From 1902 to 1919
    Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Henry Studdy Theobald in 1902 [2]
    From 1920
    Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [3]
    Notes:
    [1] See Original Whistler List, Purchases from Thoebald, pg. 4, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. See also, Voucher No. 1, August 1902,
    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)
    Sweet Silent Thought: Whistler's Interiors (August 20, 2011 to August 26, 2012)
    Mr. Whistler's Galleries: Avant-garde in Victorian London, 1883 (November 20, 2003 to April 4, 2004)
    James McNeill Whistler at the Freer Gallery of Art—Whistler and the Figure (May 11, 1984 to December 16, 1984)
    Whistler Pastels and Water Colors (July 1 to July 31, 1974)
    Centennial Exhibition, Galleries 10 and 11 (February 25, 1956 to November 3, 1959)
    Untitled Exhibition, Whistler Paintings and Drawings (December 14, 1955 to February 25, 1956)
    Untitled Exhibition, Works of Whistler (September 22, 1947 to April 11, 1955)
    Untitled Exhibition, Whistler Watercolors, Oil Paintings, and Pastels (January 20, 1944 to October 13, 1947)
    Whistler Pastels and Drawings, Re-arranged and some additions (January 7, 1924 to January 20, 1944)
    Whistler Water Colors (January 7, 1924 to April 4, 1930)
    American Paintings, Pastels, and Water Colors, and Drawings. J.A.McN. Whistler (May 2, 1923 to January 7, 1924)
    Exposition Internationale de Peinture et de Sculpture (1887)
    Annual Exhibition of Sketches, Pictures, and Photography (1884)
    "Notes"—"Harmonies"—"Nocturnes" (May 1884)
  • Previous custodian or owner

    Henry Studdy Theobald (1847-1934) (C.L. Freer source)
    Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919)
  • Origin

    United States
  • Credit Line

    Gift of Charles Lang Freer
  • Type

    Painting
  • Restrictions and Rights

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