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Inscribed, recto, upper right, in blue: "O"; inscribed verso, upper right, in graphite: "OC T" (written sideways)
8.1 × 15.9 cm (3 1/4 × 6 5/16 in.)
Gift of Walter S. Brewster
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James McNeill Whistler, The Gentle Art of Making Enemies (London, 1890), pp. 17 and 242 (ill.).
Margaret F. MacDonald, James McNeill Whistler: Drawings, Pastels, and Watercolours: A Catalogue Raisonné (New Haven, 1995), p. 450, no. 1240 (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, 1933.
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