The Toilet

A work made of lithotint with scraping and incising, on a prepared half-tint ground, in black on cream wove paper.
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  • A work made of lithotint with scraping and incising, on a prepared half-tint ground, in black on cream wove paper.

Date:

1878

Artist:

James McNeill Whistler
American, 1834-1903

About this artwork

From the early 1870s until the late 1880s, Maud Franklin posed formally and informally for many of Whistler’s paintings, drawings, and prints. Initially his professional model, she soon became Whistler’s mistress, but their relationship ended with his marriage to Beatrice Godwin in 1888. Franklin also modeled for Mortimer Menpes and William Stott of Oldham.

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Prints and Drawings

Artist

James McNeill Whistler

Title

The Toilet

Origin

United States

Date

1878

Medium

Lithotint with scraping and incising, on a prepared half-tint ground, in black on cream wove paper

Dimensions

260 x 164 mm (image); 279 x 177 mm (sheet)

Credit Line

Gift of the Crown Family in honor of James N. Wood

Reference Number

2004.531

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