Symphony in White and Red

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At A Glance

  • Period

    ca. 1868
  • Geography

    United States
  • Material

    Oil on millboard mounted on wood panel
  • Dimension

    H x W: 46.8 x 61.8 cm (18 7/16 x 24 5/16 in)
  • Accession Number

    F1903.177a-b
  • EDAN ID

    edanmdm:fsg_F1903.177a-b

Object Details

  • Artist

    James McNeill Whistler (1834-1903)
  • Provenance

    From 1903 to 1919
    Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from the artist in 1903 [1]
    From 1920
    Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [2]
    Notes:
    [1] See Original Whistler List, Paintings, pg. 8, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Purchased in July 1903.
    [2] 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

    The Lost Symphony: Whistler & the Perfection of Art (January 16 to May 30, 2016)
    Freer & Whistler: Points of Contact (February 23, 2008 to January 3, 2016)
    Art for Art's Sake (July 23, 1997 to January 24, 2008)
    Whistler & Japan (May 14, 1995 to January 1, 1996)
    American Art - James McNeill Whistler (May 9, 1993 to February 14, 1995)
    Arrangement in Yellow and Gold: Paintings by James McNeill Whistler (March 14, 1986 to April 1, 1987)
    James McNeill Whistler at the Freer Gallery of Art—Whistler and the Figure (May 11, 1984 to December 16, 1984)
    American Painting: To Dream of Fair Women (September 24, 1982 to February 29, 1984)
    American Paintings: James McNeill Whistler 1834-1903 (September 16, 1981 to March 26, 1984)
    American Paintings: James McNeill Whistler (November 11, 1976 to March 18, 1981)
    James McNeill Whistler Pastels, Etchings, Paintings, Watercolors (November 11, 1976 to June 24, 1977)
    Portraits and Figure Painting by James McNeill Whistler (October 2, 1972 to May 2, 1973)
    Whistler Paintings (October 15, 1969 to September 25, 1971)
    Whistler Paintings (September 8, 1961 to October 15, 1969)
    American Paintings (June 9, 1960 to September 8, 1961)
    Centennial Exhibition, Galleries 10 and 11 (February 25, 1956 to November 3, 1959)
    Untitled Exhibition, Whistler Oil Paintings, Gallery 3, 1955 (December 16, 1955 to February 25, 1956)
    Untitled Exhibition, Works of Whistler (September 22, 1947 to April 11, 1955)
    Untitled Exhibition, American Oil Paintings, Gallery 3, 1947 (September 25, 1947 to April 12, 1955)
    American Paintings, J.A.McN. Whistler (May 2, 1923 to February 12, 1944)
    Panama-Pacific International Exposition (February 20 to December 4, 1915)
    Exposition des Oeuvres de James McNeill Whistler (May 1905)
    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

    James McNeill Whistler (1834-1903) (C.L. Freer source)
    Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919)
  • Origin

    United States
  • Credit Line

    Gift of Charles Lang Freer
  • Type

    Painting
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