Rose and Brown: La Cigale

Maker(s)
Artist: James McNeill Whistler (1834-1903)
Historical period(s)
1899
Medium
Oil on wood panel
Dimensions
H x W: 21.7 x 12.6 cm (8 9/16 x 4 15/16 in)
Geography
United States
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1902.110a-b
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Painting
Type

Oil painting

Keywords
United States, woman
Provenance

From 1899 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from the artist in 1899 [1]

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

Notes:

[1] See Original Whistler List, Paintings, pg. 2, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Purchased from Mr. Whistler in 1899 and paid for in 1902 (see Curatorial Remarks in the object record).

[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

Label

Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919) acquired more than twenty of Whistler's late nudes in pastel or watercolor, as well as impressions of almost all related etchings and lithographs. Whistler completed only six or seven late nudes in oil, including three at the Freer. See also Harmony in Blue and Gold: The Little Blue Girl (F1903.89) and Purple and Gold: Phryne the Superb!--Builder of Temples (F1902.115).

Published References
  • Beauty's Awakening: Drawings by the Pre-Raphaelites and Their Contemporaries. Canada. .
  • Denys Sutton. James McNeill Whistler: Paintings, Etchings, Pastels & Watercolours. London, 1966. pl. 116.
  • Andrew McLaren Young, Margaret F. MacDonald, Robin Spencer. The Paintings of James McNeill Whistler. Studies in British Art 2 vols. New Haven, 1980. vol. 2: pl. 319.
  • James McNeill Whistler in Context: Essays from the Whistler Centenary Symposium, University of Glasgow, 2003. vol. 2, 1st edition. Washington, 2008. p. 16, fig. 2.3.
  • With Kindest Regards: The Correspondence of Charles Lang Freer and James McNeill Whistler 1890-1903. Washington. p. 59, pl. 11.
  • David Park Curry. James McNeill Whistler at the Freer Gallery of Art. Washington and New York, 1984. p. 154, pl. 63.
  • Bernhard Sickert. Whistler. London and New York. cat. 117, p. 167.
  • Elisabeth Luther Cary. The Works of James McNeill Whistler: A Study., First edition. New York, 1907. cat. 76, p. 168.
Collection Area(s)
American Art
Web Resources
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