Pen and black ink over graphite, with corrections by the artist in white opaque paint, on cream wove card
Inscribed recto, right, in black-brown ink: "[length notation] size across / from tassel to tassel"; inscribed verso, bottom center, in graphite: "12"
120 × 160 mm
Gift of Kate L. Brewster
Extended information about this artwork
James McNeill Whistler, Eden versus Whistler: The Baronet and the Butterfly. A Valentine with a Verdict (Paris and New York, 1899), p. xxiii (ill.).
Margaret F. MacDonald, James McNeill Whistler: Drawings, Pastels, and Watercolours: A Catalogue Raisonné (New Haven, 1995), p. 563, no. 1564 (ill.).
Chicago, Albert Roullier Art Galleries, “Original Drawings by Old and Modern Masters,” March 7-21, 1921, p. 5, cat. 47.
Chicago, Arts Club, “Portraits of Whistler and Some Original Drawings by Whistler, Loaned by Walter S. Brewster,” January 19-February 7, 1923, cat. 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 or 10.
Sold by Albert Roullier Gallery, Chicago, to Walter S. Brewster (1872-1954), Chicago, April 16, 1920 [invoice; stamp (Lugt 2651 a-b), recto, lower left, in blue]; given to the Art Institute, February 1933.
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