The Summer Sea

Maker(s)
Artist: James McNeill Whistler (1834-1903)
Historical period(s)
1880s
Medium
Oil on wood panel
Dimensions
H x W: 12.9 x 21.6 cm (5 1/16 x 8 1/2 in)
Geography
United States
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1904.77a-b
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Painting
Type

Oil painting

Keywords
ocean, United States, water
Provenance

To 1904
John James Cowan (1846-1936), Edinburgh, Scotland, to 1904 [1]

From 1904 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from John James Cowan, through William Marchant and Co, London, in June 1904 [2]

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

Notes:

[1] See Original Whistler List, Paintings, pg. 13, 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)

John James Cowan (C.L. Freer source) 1846-1936
Charles Lang Freer 1854-1919

Published References
  • Hilary Taylor. James McNeill Whistler. New York. pl. 20.
  • Andrew McLaren Young, Margaret F. MacDonald, Robin Spencer. The Paintings of James McNeill Whistler. Studies in British Art 2 vols. New Haven, 1980. .
  • Charles Henry Caffin. The Art of James McNeill Whistler: Lecture at the Detroit Museum of Art. Detroit, Friday, April 23, 1909. p. 38.
  • David Park Curry. James McNeill Whistler at the Freer Gallery of Art. Washington and New York, 1984. p. 143, pl. 48.
Collection Area(s)
American Art
Web Resources
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