Draped Figure, Standing

Maker(s)
Artist: James McNeill Whistler (1834-1903)
Historical period(s)
1891
Medium
Lithograph on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 22.5 x 15.8 cm (8 7/8 x 6 1/4 in)
Geography
United States
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1905.65
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Print
Type

Lithograph

Keywords
United States, woman
Provenance

To 1905
Mr. Parsons, to 1905 [1]

From 1905 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), given by Mr. Parsons in March 1905 [2]

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

Notes:

[1] See Original Whistler List, Lithographs, 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)

Mr. Parsons (C.L. Freer source)
Charles Lang Freer 1854-1919

Label

A multicolor lithograph is made from a set of lithographic stones, one for each color to be printed. Whistler began to experiment with color lithography in 1890, producing small editions of eight subjects before abandoning the medium in 1895. In his color lithographs, as in all his mature work, Whistler used color sparingly. Rejecting the grand effects of contemporary poster artists such as Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Whistler sought to create prints with the subtlety and texture of his most delicate pastels.


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 C46.

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
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