The Fan

Maker(s)
Artist: James McNeill Whistler (American, 1834-1903)
Historical period(s)
1879
Medium
Lithograph on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 20.3 x 15.8 cm (8 x 6 1/4 in)
Geography
United States
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number
F1904.68
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Print
Type

Lithograph

Keywords
fan, United States, woman
Provenance

To 1905
Thomas Robert Way (1854-1903), to 1905 [1]

From 1905 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Thomas Robert Way in the summer of 1905 [2]

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

Notes:

[1] According to Curatorial Remarks 1 in the object record, "Bought from Thomas R. Way in the summer of 1905. Through some inadvertence this print was erroneously given a registration number of the previous year."

[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)

Charles Lang Freer 1854 - 1919
Thomas Robert Way (C.L. Freer source) 1861-1913

Label

Whistler lithographs are identified by "C." numbers as described in The Lithographs of James McNeill Whistler (Chicago: The Art Institute of Chicago, 1998). This print is C.16.

Published References
  • The Lithographs of James McNeill Whistler. 2 vol., Chicago and New York, 1998. pp. 438-443.
Collection Area(s)
American Art
Web Resources
Whistler's Neighborhood
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum

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