Inscribed recto, upper left, in pen, in an unknown hand: "7"/16" (upside down); inscribed recto, lower right, in graphite: "(illegible) 12" (largely erased); inscribed verso, lower right, in graphite: "OC 7"
19.2 × 12.9 cm (7 9/16 × 5 1/8 in.)
Gift of Walter S. Brewster
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James McNeill Whistler, The Gentle Art of Making Enemies (London, 1890), p. 238 (ill.).
Margaret F. MacDonald, James McNeill Whistler: Drawings, Pastels, and Watercolours: A Catalogue Raisonné (New Haven, 1995), pp. 455-56, no. 1258 (ill.).
Probably Chicago, Albert Roullier Art Galleries, “Original Drawings by Old and Modern Masters,” March 7-21, 1921, p. 5, cat. 47.
Probaby Chicago, Arts Club, “Portraits of Whistler and Some Original Drawings by Whistler, Loaned by Walter S. Brewster,” January 19-February 7, 1923, cat. 1 or 2.
Sold by Albert Roullier Gallery, Chicago, to Walter S. Brewster (1872-1954), Chicago, April 16, 1920 [invoice; stamp (Lugt 2651 a-b), recto, lower right, in blue]; given to the Art Institute, February 1933.
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