Seven sketches of heads

Maker(s)
Artist: James McNeill Whistler (1834-1903)
Historical period(s)
ca. 1880
Medium
Pen and ink on buff paper
Dimensions
H x W: 13.8 x 35.1 cm (5 7/16 x 13 13/16 in)
Geography
United States
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1908.257
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Drawing
Type

Drawing

Keywords
United States, woman
Provenance

To 1908
E. Gottschalk, to 1908 [1]

From 1908 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from E. Gottschalk 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, January 3, 1924, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. The registration number for this object was changed to correspond with the year of its purchase.

[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)

E. Gottschalk (C.L. Freer source)
Charles Lang Freer 1854-1919

Published References
  • Margaret F. MacDonald. James McNeill Whistler: Drawings, Pastels, and Watercolours : A Catalogue Raisonné. New Haven, 1995. .
  • David Park Curry. James McNeill Whistler at the Freer Gallery of Art. Washington and New York, 1984. p. 267, pl. 262.
Collection Area(s)
American Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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