Reclining Draped Figure

A work made of lithographic crayon, with traces of scraping and stumping, on fine-grained transfer paper laid down on cream wove paper.
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  • A work made of lithographic crayon, with traces of scraping and stumping, on fine-grained transfer paper laid down on cream wove paper.

Date:

1893

Artist:

James McNeill Whistler
American, 1834-1903

About this artwork

Whistler and Roussel’s linked exploration of transfer lithography has been confirmed by scientific analysis of the specially prepared paper used for their drawings. The fine-grained sheets used for this image and for Roussel’s Figure in a Chinese Gown, exhibited nearby, have an identical white lead coating.

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Artist

James McNeill Whistler

Title

Reclining Draped Figure

Origin

United States

Date

1893

Medium

Lithographic crayon, with traces of scraping and stumping, on fine-grained transfer paper laid down on cream wove paper

Inscriptions

Signed recto, center left and upper right, in lithographic crayon: [artist's butterfly monogram]

Dimensions

161 x 245 mm (primary support); 239 x 323 mm (secondary support)

Credit Line

Gift of Walter S. Brewster

Reference Number

1933.213

Extended information about this artwork

Object information is a work in progress and may be updated as new research findings emerge. To help improve this record, please email .

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