Resting in Bed

A woman reading in bed, a fireplace in the background decorated with bric-a-brac, including folding fans; unsigned.

Maker(s)
Artist: James McNeill Whistler (1834-1903)
Historical period(s)
1883-1884
Medium
Watercolor on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 17 x 24 cm (6 11/16 x 9 7/16 in)
Geography
United States
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1907.172a-c
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Painting
Type

Watercolor

Keywords
United States, woman
Provenance

To 1907
Obach & Co., London, to 1907 [1]

From 1907 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Obach & Co. in 1907 [2]

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

Notes:

[1] See Original Whistler List, Paintings, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. See also, Accession File, Collections Management office.

[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)

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

Description

A woman reading in bed, a fireplace in the background decorated with bric-a-brac, including folding fans; unsigned.

Published References
  • Margaret F. MacDonald. James McNeill Whistler: Drawings, Pastels, and Watercolours : A Catalogue Raisonné. 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, vol. 1 Washington, D.C. p. 18.
  • Barbara J. MacAdam. Marks of Distinction: Two Hundred Years of American Drawings and Watercolors from the Hood Museum of Art. Exh. cat. Hanover, N.H. and New York. p. 116, fig. 69.
  • David Park Curry. James McNeill Whistler at the Freer Gallery of Art. Washington and New York, 1984. p. 198, pl. 128.
Collection Area(s)
American Art
Web Resources
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