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"
192 x 129 mm
Gift of Walter S. Brewster
Extended information about this artwork
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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