Blue and Gold–The Rose Azalea

Draped female figure, holding a potted plant, posed before a folding screen; signed with the butterfly. Water color on brown paper.

Maker(s)
Artist: James McNeill Whistler (1834-1903)
Historical period(s)
ca. 1893-1895
Medium
Watercolor with pastel and charcoal on brown paper
Dimensions
H x W: 27.8 × 18.1 cm (10 15/16 × 7 1/8 in)
Geography
United States
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1894.25a-c
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Painting
Type

Watercolor

Keywords
screen, United States, woman
Provenance

From 1894 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from James McNeill Whistler in 1894 [1]

From 1920
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [2]

Notes:

[1] See Original Whistler List, Paintings, pg. 16, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives.

[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.

Previous Owner(s)

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

Description

Draped female figure, holding a potted plant, posed before a folding screen; signed with the butterfly. Water color on brown paper.

Published References
  • Margaret F. MacDonald. James McNeill Whistler: Drawings, Pastels, and Watercolours : A Catalogue Raisonné. New Haven, 1995. .
  • With Kindest Regards: The Correspondence of Charles Lang Freer and James McNeill Whistler 1890-1903. Washington. p. 56, pl. 8.
  • Elisabeth Luther Cary. The Works of James McNeill Whistler: A Study., First edition. New York, 1907. cat. 108, p. 174.
  • David Park Curry. James McNeill Whistler at the Freer Gallery of Art. Washington and New York, 1984. p. 205, pl. 137.
Collection Area(s)
American Art
Web Resources
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