Portrait of Whistler

Maker(s)
Artist: Sir Edward John Poynter (1836-1919)
Historical period(s)
1858
Medium
Pencil on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 18.6 x 13.2 cm (7 5/16 x 5 3/16 in)
Geography
England
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1898.145
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Drawing
Type

Drawing

Keywords
portrait, United States
Provenance

Seymour Haden (1818-1910), London [1]

To 1898
H. Wunderlich & Co., New York to 1898 [2]

From 1898 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from H. Wunderlich & Co., through Thomas Wilmer Dewing (1851-1938), in November 1898 [3]

From 1920
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [4]

Notes:

[1] See Original Whistler List, Portraits of Whistler, pg. 3, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives.

[2] See note 1.

[3] See note 1.

[4] 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)

Francis Seymour Haden 1818-1910
Thomas Wilmer Dewing 1851-1938
Charles Lang Freer 1854-1919
H. Wunderlich & Co. (C.L. Freer source) 1874-1912

Published References
  • The New Painting of the 1860s. New Haven and London. p. 45, fig. 42.
  • Katharine Lochnan. The Etchings of James McNeill Whistler. Exh. cat. New Haven and London, 1984. p. 49.
Collection Area(s)
American Art
Web Resources
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