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Note in Pink and Purple–The Studio

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At A Glance

  • Period

    1883-1884
  • Geography

    United States
  • Material

    Watercolor on paper
  • Dimension

    H x W: 30.4 x 22.8 cm (11 15/16 x 9 in)
  • Accession Number

    F1902.163a-c
  • EDAN ID

    edanmdm:fsg_F1902.163a-c

Object Details

  • Artist

    James McNeill Whistler (1834-1903)
  • Description

    A view of the artist's studio, with two women seated near a small table; canvases in background; signed with the butterfly to the right of the figure in pink's elbow.
  • Signatures

    Purple-black butterfly at center near right edge
  • Paper/Support

    On cold-pressed, wove paper.
  • 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. 6, 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)
    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 Landscape (May 11, 1984 to February 5, 1985)
    James McNeill Whistler at the Freer Gallery of Art: Whistler as Artist (May 11, 1984 to December 5, 1984)
    American Paintings: James McNeill Whistler (November 11, 1976 to March 18, 1981)
    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)
    Oil Paintings, Water Colors, Pastels and Drawings: Memorial Exhibition of the Works of Mr. J. McNeill Whistler (February 23 to March 22, 1904)
    "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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