Self-Portrait

Maker(s)
Artist: James McNeill Whistler (1834-1903)
Historical period(s)
1860s
Medium
Black and white chalk on brown paper
Dimensions
H x W: 16.9 x 12.7 cm (6 5/8 x 5 in)
Geography
United States
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1899.26a-b
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Drawing
Type

Drawing

Keywords
self portrait, United States
Provenance

1899
Goupil et Cie, London 1899 [1]

From 1899 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Goupil et Cie, London in 1899 [2]

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

Notes:

[1] Undated folder sheet note, Object file. Also see Original Whistler List, Paintings, pg. 32, 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)

Goupil et Cie (C.L. Freer source)
Charles Lang Freer 1854-1919

Published References
  • Great Drawings of All Time. 4 vols., New York. pl. 1005.
  • Thomas Robert Way. Memories of James McNeill Whistler, the artist. London. no. 25.
  • Margaret F. MacDonald. James McNeill Whistler: Drawings, Pastels, and Watercolours : A Catalogue Raisonné. New Haven, 1995. .
  • Thomas Robert Way, G. R. Dennis. The Art of James McNeill Whistler: An Appreciation by T.R. Way and G.R. Dennis. London, 1903. p. 8.
  • Albert Gallatin. The Portraits and Caricatures of James McNeill Whistler: An Iconography, with twenty examples, ten hitherto unpublished. London and New York. pp. 23-24, no. 25.
  • International Society of Sculptors, Painters and Gravers. Memorial exhibition of the works of the late James McNeill Whistler: first president of the International society of sculptors, painters, and gravers, in the New gallery, Regent Street, London, from the twenty-second of February to the fifteenth of April . Exh. cat. London. p. 24.
  • Joseph Pennell. The Triumph of Whistler. Bookman, vol. 43 London. p. 25.
  • Albert Gallatin. Portraits of Whistler: A Critical Study and an Iconography. New York. p. 29, pl. 10.
  • Elizabeth Robins Pennell, Joseph Pennell. The Life of James McNeill Whistler. 2 vols., London and Philadelphia. p. 136.
  • David Park Curry. James McNeill Whistler at the Freer Gallery of Art. Washington and New York, 1984. p. 237, pl. 203.
Collection Area(s)
American Art
Web Resources
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