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Watercolor and gouache, with charcoal, on gray-brown wove paper
Inscribed upper center, in charcoal: "Portrait of Leyland for whom Whistler painted / the 'Peacock Room' in Princes Gate London"; inscribed center left, beside image, in charcoal: "here a / bar of ____ / on frame"; inscribed lower left to lower center, below image, in charcoal: "The Gol [crossed out]" "The Gold Scab. / An Eruption in Filthy Lucre} by I.M:W. Whistler / (Probably original suggestion to Dr. Man____ for 'Svengali')"; inscribed lower right, below image, in charcoal: "Size 7 ft x 5 ft 6. / including frame -/ Frame beautifully / decorated by Whistler - / with hawthorne ________ etc. / round the entire surface - "; signed, possibly in the artist's hand, lower left, in graphite: "By Tom R. Way"
39.3 × 27.4 cm (15 1/2 × 10 13/16 in.)
Gift of Walter S. Brewster
Extended information about this artwork
Sold by Kennedy and Company, New York, to Walter S. Brewster (1872-1954), Chicago, June 30, 1914 [invoice]; given to the Art Institute, 1933.
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