Red and Brown-Hoxton

Facade of a row of three-storied houses and shop fronts; many small figures in the foreground; signed with the butterfly at upper right.

Maker(s)
Artist: James McNeill Whistler (1834-1903)
Historical period(s)
1885-1886
Medium
Watercolor on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 12.5 x 21 cm (4 15/16 x 8 1/4 in)
Geography
United States
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1904.79a-b
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Painting
Type

Watercolor

Keywords
United States
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. 18, 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

Description

Facade of a row of three-storied houses and shop fronts; many small figures in the foreground; signed with the butterfly at upper right.

Inscription(s)

Verso: Stair Landing (unknown hand)

Published References
  • Margaret F. MacDonald. James McNeill Whistler: Drawings, Pastels, and Watercolours : A Catalogue Raisonné. New Haven, 1995. .
  • Charles De Kay. Whistler: the head of the Impressionists. Art Review New York. p. 1.
  • Oswald Sickert. The oil paintings of Whistler. vol. 30, no. 127 London, October 15, 1903. p. 4.
  • Unknown title. vol. 21, no. 81 New York, November 1903. p. 4.
  • 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. p. 19.
  • Thomas Robert Way, G. R. Dennis. The Art of James McNeill Whistler: An Appreciation by T.R. Way and G.R. Dennis. London, 1903. p. 98.
  • Mortimer Menpes. Whistler As I Knew Him. London. p. 112.
  • David Park Curry. James McNeill Whistler at the Freer Gallery of Art. Washington and New York, 1984. p. 193, pl. 120.
Collection Area(s)
American Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Whistler Watercolors
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