The Butcher’s Shop

Maker(s)
Artist: James McNeill Whistler (1834-1903)
Historical period(s)
ca. 1888-1889
Medium
Oil on wood panel
Dimensions
H x W: 12.5 x 21.8 cm (4 15/16 x 8 9/16 in)
Geography
United States
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1903.181a-b
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Painting
Type

Oil painting

Keywords
commerce, United States
Provenance

From 1903 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from the artist in 1903 [1]

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

Notes:

[1] See Original Whistler List, Paintings, pg. 11, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Purchased in July 1903.

[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

Published References
  • Andrew McLaren Young, Margaret F. MacDonald, Robin Spencer. The Paintings of James McNeill Whistler. Studies in British Art 2 vols. New Haven, 1980. pl. 225.
  • Donald Holden. Whistler Landscapes and Seascapes. New York. p. 71, pl. 25.
  • David Park Curry. James McNeill Whistler at the Freer Gallery of Art. Washington and New York, 1984. p. 146, pl. 52.
  • Elisabeth Luther Cary. The Works of James McNeill Whistler: A Study., First edition. New York, 1907. cat. 6, p. 156.
Collection Area(s)
American Art
Web Resources
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