The Garden Porch

Maker(s)
Artist: James McNeill Whistler (1834 - 1903)
Historical period(s)
1894
Medium
Lithograph on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 21.3 x 16 cm (8 3/8 x 6 5/16 in)
Geography
United States
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number
F1906.198
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Print
Type

Lithograph

Keywords
architecture, family, garden, portrait, United States
Provenance

From at least 1906 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from the artist by at least 1906 [1]

From 1920
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [2]

Notes:

[1] See Original Whistler List, Lithographs, pg. 25, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Also, according to Curatorial Remark 2, G.D.G., 1921, in the object record: "No record existing of the time of purchase, the print was given a registration number for 1906, the year of the printed Inventory."

[2] 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)

James McNeill Whistler (C.L. Freer source) 1834 - 1903
Charles Lang Freer 1854 - 1919

Label

Whistler's sister-in-law, Rosalind Birnie Philip, described this lithograph as a view of her sisters Beatrix (Whistler's wife) and Ethel in the garden at 110 rue du Bac. She did not identify the third figure, partially hidden by the shrubbery shielding the rear entrance to the house, but it seems to be either a servant or Rosalind herself. Beatrix designed the arched trellis; Whistler designed the plant holder.

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
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum