An Artist in His Studio

Maker(s)
Artist: James McNeill Whistler (1834 - 1903)
Historical period(s)
ca. 1856
Medium
Pen and ink and pencil on paper
Dimensions
H (overall): 23.4 cm (9 3/16 in)
Geography
United States
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number
F1906.104
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Drawing
Type

Drawing

Keywords
artist, United States, work
Provenance

To 1906
M. Knoedler & Co., London, Paris, and New York, NY, to 1906 [1]

From 1906 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from M. Knoedler & Co. in 1906 [2]

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

Notes:

[1] See Original Whistler List, Drawings, pg. 1, 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)

M. Knoedler & Co. (C.L. Freer source)
Charles Lang Freer 1854 - 1919

Label

This undated drawing was probably completed shortly after Whistler's arrival in Paris. Whistler's straw hat hangs from the wall. The book on the floor refers to the eighteenth-century Swiss artist Henry Fuseli (1741-1825).

Published References
  • Daniel E. Sutherland. Whistler: A Life for Art's Sake. .
  • Margaret F. MacDonald. James McNeill Whistler: Drawings, Pastels, and Watercolours : A Catalogue RaisonnĂ©. New Haven, 1995. .
  • David Park Curry. James McNeill Whistler at the Freer Gallery of Art. Washington and New York, 1984. pp. 13, 123, 210, pl. 147.
  • Katharine Lochnan. The Etchings of James McNeill Whistler. Exh. cat. New Haven and London, 1984. p. 19.
  • Linda Merrill. A Pot of Paint: Aesthetics on Trial in Whistler v. Ruskin. Washington and London. p. 21, fig. 8.
  • Nancy Dorfman Pressly. Whistler in America: An Album of Early Drawings. vol. 5 New York, 1972. p. 146, fig. 33.
  • David Park Curry. James McNeill Whistler: Uneasy Pieces. Richmond and New York, 2004. p. 223, fig. 6.3.
Collection Area(s)
American Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum