The Blue Dress

Maker(s)
Artist: James McNeill Whistler (1834-1903)
Historical period(s)
1871
Medium
Chalk and pastel on brown paper
Dimensions
H x W (overall): 28.1 x 18.5 cm (11 1/16 x 7 5/16 in)
Geography
United States
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1892.24a-b
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Drawing
Type

Drawing

Keywords
fan, United States
Provenance

To 1892
H. Wunderlich & Co., New York to 1892 [1]

From 1892 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from H. Wunderlich & Co. in 1892 [2]

From 1920
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [3]

Notes:

[1] See Original Whistler List, Paintings, pg. 21, 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.

Previous Owner(s)

Charles Lang Freer 1854-1919
H. Wunderlich & Co. (C.L. Freer source) 1874-1912

Published References
  • Margaret F. MacDonald. James McNeill Whistler: Drawings, Pastels, and Watercolours : A Catalogue RaisonnĂ©. New Haven, 1995. .
  • David Park Curry. James McNeill Whistler at the Freer Gallery of Art. Washington and New York, 1984. p. 251, pl. 229.
Collection Area(s)
American Art
Web Resources
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