A Little Red Note–Dordrecht

A view of the river Maas, with a windmill and red roofs in the distance, and a sailboat across the water; unsigned.

Maker(s)
Artist: James McNeill Whistler (1834-1903)
Historical period(s)
1884
Medium
Watercolor on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 12.6 x 21.5 cm (4 15/16 x 8 7/16 in)
Geography
United States
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1908.15a-b
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Painting
Type

Watercolor

Keywords
island, United States
Provenance

To 1908
H. Wunderlich & Co., New York, NY, to 1908 [1]

From 1908 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from H. Wunderlich & Co. in 1908 [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. 8, Voucher No. 13, March 1908, 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)

Charles Lang Freer 1854-1919
H. Wunderlich & Co. (C.L. Freer source) 1874-1912

Description

A view of the river Maas, with a windmill and red roofs in the distance, and a sailboat across the water; unsigned.

Published References
  • Margaret F. MacDonald. James McNeill Whistler: Drawings, Pastels, and Watercolours : A Catalogue Raisonné. New Haven, 1995. .
  • Burns A. Stubbs. James McNeill Whistler: A Biographical Outline Illustrated from the Collections of the Freer Gallery of Art. vol. 1, no. 4 Washington, 1950. pl. 22.
  • Elizabeth Robins Pennell Joseph Pennell. The Whistler Journal. Philadelphia, 1921. p. 167.
  • David Park Curry. James McNeill Whistler at the Freer Gallery of Art. Washington and New York, 1984. p. 186, pl. 109.
Collection Area(s)
American Art
Web Resources
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