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Maker(s)
Artist: James McNeill Whistler (American, 1834-1903)
Historical period(s)
1882-1884
Medium
Watercolor on paper
Dimensions
H x W (overall): 19.5 x 28.3 cm (7 11/16 x 11 1/8 in)
Geography
United States
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number
F1904.80a-b
On View Location
Freer Gallery 10: Whistler in Watercolor
Classification(s)
Painting
Type

Watercolor

Keywords
fire, 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. 19, 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
  • Elizabeth Robins Pennell Joseph Pennell. The Life of James McNeill Whistler. 2 vols., London and Philadelphia. Vol. 2, p. 82.
  • Margaret F. MacDonald. James McNeill Whistler: Drawings, Pastels, and Watercolours : A Catalogue RaisonnĂ©. New Haven, 1995. .
  • 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 1, Washington, D.C. p. 17.
  • Mortimer Menpes. Whistler As I Knew Him. London. p. 54.
  • Kenneth Myers. Mr. Whistler's Gallery: Pictures at an 1884 Exhibition. Washington. cat. 53, pp. 80-81.
  • Elisabeth Luther Cary. The Works of James McNeill Whistler: A Study., First edition. New York, 1907. No. 253, p. 196.
  • David Park Curry. James McNeill Whistler at the Freer Gallery of Art. Washington and New York, 1984. p. 199, pl. 129.
Collection Area(s)
American Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum