Crouching Figure. Study for The White Symphony: Three Girls

Maker(s)
Artist: James McNeill Whistler (1834-1903)
Historical period(s)
1869-1870
Medium
Black and white chalk on on brown paper
Dimensions
H x W: 27.5 x 27.5 cm (10 13/16 x 10 13/16 in)
Geography
United States
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1902.139a-d
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Drawing
Type

Drawing

Keywords
nude, study, United States, woman
Provenance

To 1902
Thomas Way Sr. (1837-1915), London, to 1902 [1]

From 1902 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Thomas Way Sr., through William S. Marchant and Co., London, in 1902 [2]

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

Notes:

[1] See Original Whistler List, Paintings, pg. 6, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. See also, Curatorial Remarks 6 and 8, Linda Merrill, October 11, 1995, in the object record. Thomas Way Sr. was the father of Thomas Robert Way. See further, Accession List, Collections Management office.

[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)

Thomas Way Sr. (C.L. Freer source) 1837-1915
Charles Lang Freer 1854-1919

Published References
  • Margaret F. MacDonald. James McNeill Whistler: Drawings, Pastels, and Watercolours : A Catalogue Raisonné. New Haven, 1995. .
  • Linda Merrill. The Peacock Room: A Cultural Biography. Washington and New Haven. p. 99.
  • Elizabeth Prettejohn. Art for Art's Sake: Aestheticism in Victorian Painting. p. 113.
  • David Park Curry. James McNeill Whistler at the Freer Gallery of Art. Washington and New York, 1984. p. 244, pl. 217.
Collection Area(s)
American Art
Web Resources
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