Pink Note–Shelling Peas

An open door at the back of a kitchen frames a woman sitting in a garden; signed with the butterfly at left, on tablecloth.

Maker(s)
Artist: James McNeill Whistler (1834-1903)
Historical period(s)
1882-1884
Medium
Watercolor on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 24.3 x 14.6 cm (9 9/16 x 5 3/4 in)
Geography
United States
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1902.166a-c
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Painting
Type

Watercolor

Keywords
United States, woman
Provenance

To 1902
Henry Studdy Theobald (1847-1934), London, to 1902 [1]

From 1902 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Henry Studdy Theobald, London, in August 1902 [2]

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

Notes:

[1] See Original Whistler List, Purchases from Theobald, pg. 7, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives; and Voucher No. 1, August 1902, 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)

Henry Studdy Theobald (C.L. Freer source) 1847-1934
Charles Lang Freer 1854-1919

Description

An open door at the back of a kitchen frames a woman sitting in a garden; signed with the butterfly at left, on tablecloth.

Published References
  • Unknown. Untitled article. .
  • Unknown. Untitled article in response to 1884 exhibition in London. .
  • Unknown. Untitled article in response to 1884 exhibition in London. .
  • Margaret F. MacDonald. James McNeill Whistler: Drawings, Pastels, and Watercolours : A Catalogue Raisonné. New Haven, 1995. .
  • Burns A. Stubbs Freer Gallery of Art. Paintings, pastels, drawings, prints, and copper plates by and attributed to American and European artists, together with a list of original Whistleriana in the Freer Gallery of Art. Occasional Papers Series, vol. 1 Washington, D.C. p. 17.
  • James Warren Lane Aimee Crane. Whistler. New York. p. 41.
  • Kenneth Myers. Mr. Whistler's Gallery: Pictures at an 1884 Exhibition. Washington. cat. 45, p. 71.
  • Ruth Bernard Yeazell. Art of the Everyday: Dutch Painting and the Realist Novel. Princeton, N.J. p. 157, fig. 5-18.
  • David Park Curry. James McNeill Whistler at the Freer Gallery of Art. Washington and New York, 1984. p. 199, pl. 130.
  • Sir Frederick Wedmore. Exhibition of drawings in water colour and in black and white. London. p. 374.
Collection Area(s)
American Art
Web Resources
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