About This Artwork

James McNeill Whistler
American, 1834-1903

A Club on a Cushion, c. 1899

Pen and black ink over graphite, with corrections by the artist in white opaque paint, on cream wove card
120 x 160 mm

Gift of Kate L. Brewster, 1933.286

Exhibition, Publication and Ownership Histories

Publication History

James McNeill Whistler, Eden versus Whistler: The Baronet and the Butterfly. A Valentine with a Verdict (Paris and New York, 1899), p. XXIII (ill.).

Margaret F. MacDonald, James McNeill Whistler: Drawings, Pastels, and Watercolours: A Catalogue Raisonné (New Haven, 1994), p. 563, no. 1564 (ill.).

Ownership History

Sold by Albert Roullier Gallery, Chicago, to Walter S. Brewster (1872-1954, Lugt Suppl., 2651 a-b), Chicago, April 16, 1920 [invoice]; given to the Art Institute, February 1933.

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