Sketch of Whistler

Maker(s)
Artist: George Butler (1819-1890)
Historical period(s)
1880s
Medium
Pencil on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 16.1 x 12.8 cm (6 5/16 x 5 1/16 in)
Geography
England
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1908.244
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Drawing
Type

Drawing

Keywords
portrait, United Kingdom
Provenance

To 1908
Charles C. Coleman (1840-1928), Capri, to 1908 [1]

From 1908 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), given by Charles C. Coleman in 1908 [2]

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

Notes:

[1] See Reserved Whistler List, Wh. R. 37, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. A note, in Mr. Freer's handwriting, appears on this drawing: "Drawn by Geo. Butler, From C.C. Coleman" (see Curatorial Remark 2 in the object record).

[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 Caryl Coleman (C.L. Freer source) 1840-1928
Charles Lang Freer 1854-1919

Collection Area(s)
American Art
Web Resources
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