A Woman with a Dog and Bird

Maker(s)
Artist: James McNeill Whistler (1834-1903)
Historical period(s)
ca. 1850-1851
Medium
Pen and ink on light brown paper
Dimensions
H x W: 8.8 x 6.9 cm (3 7/16 x 2 11/16 in)
Geography
United States
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1904.453
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Drawing
Type

Drawing

Keywords
bird, dog, United States, woman
Provenance

To 1904
Mrs. E.W. Hall, to 1904 [1]

From 1904 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Mrs. E.W. Hall in 1904 [2]

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

Notes:

[1] See the letter from Mrs. Hall, located in the Envelope file. See also, List of Whistler Paintings, etc., Transferred to Smithsonian Institution, January 3, 1921, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. According to Curatorial Remark 2, G.D. Guest, 1927, in the object record, the Registration number for this object was changed so as to correspond with the year of purchase.

[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)

Mrs. E. W. Hall (C.L. Freer source)
Charles Lang Freer 1854-1919

Published References
  • Margaret F. MacDonald. James McNeill Whistler: Drawings, Pastels, and Watercolours : A Catalogue Raisonné. New Haven, 1995. .
  • David Park Curry. James McNeill Whistler at the Freer Gallery of Art. Washington and New York, 1984. p. 165, pl. 75.
Collection Area(s)
American Art
Web Resources
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