Elinor and Florence Leyland

Maker(s)
Artist: James McNeill Whistler (American, 1834-1903)
Historical period(s)
ca. 1873-1875
Medium
Black crayon and chalk on brown paper
Dimensions
H x W: 28.7 x 17.9 cm (11 5/16 x 7 1/16 in)
Geography
United States
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number
F1908.194a-b
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Painting
Type

Drawing

Keywords
portrait, United States
Provenance

To 1908
Obach & Co., London, to 1908 [1]

From 1908 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Obach & 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, Paintings, etc., pg. 10, 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. .
  • Ruth Fine with an annotated bibliography by Eric Denker. Drawing Near: Whistler Etchings from the Zelman Collection. Los Angeles, 1984. p. 82.
  • David Park Curry. James McNeill Whistler at the Freer Gallery of Art. Washington and New York, 1984. p. 248, pl. 225.
Collection Area(s)
American Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum