Square canister with expanding neck

Maker(s)
Artist: James McNeill Whistler (American, 1834-1903)
Historical period(s)
1878
Medium
Ink and wash on cream wove paper
Dimensions
H x W: 22.5 x 17.2 cm (8 7/8 x 6 3/4 in)
Geography
United States
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number
F1907.177
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Drawing
Type

Drawing

Keywords
United States
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 List of Whistler Purchases Since Making Up the Smithsonian Inventory, pg. 5, 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)

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

Published References
  • Margaret F. MacDonald. James McNeill Whistler: Drawings, Pastels, and Watercolours : A Catalogue RaisonnĂ©. New Haven, 1995. .
  • James Warren Lane Aimee Crane. Whistler. New York. p. 46.
  • David Park Curry. James McNeill Whistler at the Freer Gallery of Art. Washington and New York, 1984. p. 174, pl. 87.
  • Toshio Watanabe. Eight prints in Whistler's studio? Eighteenth-century Japanese prints in the West before 1870. CXXVIII. p. 879.
Collection Area(s)
American Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum

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