Stéphane Mallarmé

Maker(s)
Artist: James McNeill Whistler (1834-1903)
Historical period(s)
1892
Medium
Lithograph on paper
Dimensions
H x W (overall): 9.6 x 7 cm (3 3/4 x 2 3/4 in)
Geography
United States
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1893.21
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Print
Type

Lithograph

Keywords
man, poet, portrait, United States
Provenance

To 1893
Max Williams Co., New York to 1893 [1]

From 1893 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Max Williams Co. in 1893 [2]

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

Notes:

[1] See Original Whistler List, Lithographs, 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)

Max Williams Co. (C.L. Freer source)
Charles Lang Freer 1854-1919

Inscription(s)
Label

One of the most influential poets in late-nineteenth-century Europe, Mallarmé translated Whistler's "Ten O'Clock" lecture into French in 1891, after which the two men became close friends. This drawing was probably made in Whistler's rooms at the Hotel du Bon Lafontaine in Paris, where Whistler and Beatrix stayed while workmen finished preparing their house at 110 rue du Bac. With Whistler's approval, Mallarmé used the lithograph as the frontispiece to the 1893 edition of his poetry and prose.

Published References
  • The Lithographs of James McNeill Whistler. 2 vol., Chicago and New York, 1998. pp. 438-443.
Collection Area(s)
American Art
Web Resources
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