Mrs. Leyland, Standing, Head Turned to the Front

Maker(s)
Artist: James McNeill Whistler (1834-1903)
Historical period(s)
ca. 1871-74
Medium
Chalk and pastel on brown paper
Dimensions
H x W: 28.4 x 18.2 cm (11 3/16 x 7 3/16 in)
Geography
United States
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1908.197a-b
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Drawing
Type

Drawing

Keywords
United States, woman
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. 11, 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
Obach & Co. (C.L. Freer source)

Published References
  • Margaret F. MacDonald. James McNeill Whistler: Drawings, Pastels, and Watercolours : A Catalogue Raisonné. New Haven, 1995. .
  • Susan Grace Galassi, Margaret F. MacDonald, Aileen Ribeiro. Whistler, Women, and Fashion. Exh. cat. New Haven and New York, April 22 - July 13, 2003. p. 108, fig. 101.
  • David Park Curry. James McNeill Whistler at the Freer Gallery of Art. Washington and New York, 1984. p. 252, pl. 232.
Collection Area(s)
American Art
Web Resources
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