Pen and brown ink on cream wove paper laid down on ivory board
Signed recto, left, in brown ink, and recto, center left, in brown ink: [artist's butterfly monogram]
132 × 95 mm
Gift of Walter S. Brewster
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Denys Sutton, “Whistler and Lady Meux,” Journal of the Honolulu Academy of Art I (1974), p. 39 (ill.).
Andrew Mclaren Young, Margaret F. MacDonald, Robin Spencer, Hamish Miles, The Paintings of James McNeill Whistler (New Haven, 1980), p. 129, under no. 228.
Richard Dorment and Margaret F. MacDonald, James McNeill Whistler (London, 1994), pp. 204, 301n4, under no. 125.
Margaret F. MacDonald, James McNeill Whistler: Drawings, Pastels, and Watercolours: A Catalogue Raisonné (New Haven, 1995), p. 320, no. 850 (ill.).
Margaret F. MacDonald, “What is a Whistler?” James McNeill Whistler in Context: Essys from the Whistler Centenary Symposium, University of Glasgow, 2003, ed. Lee Glazer (Washington D.C., 2008), p. 12.
The Art Institute of Chicago, “James McNeill Whistler,” January 13-February 25, 1968, cat. 85, cat. by Frederick Sweet; traveled to Utica, NY, Munson-Williams-Procter Institute, March 17-April 28, 1968.
Berlin, Nationalgalerie Staatliche Museen, “James McNeill Whistler, (1834-1903),” October 1-November 24, 1969, p. 89, cat. 87.
New York, Knoedler and Company, “Notes, Harmonies, Nocturnes,” November 30-December 27, 1984, cat. 27, cat. by Margaret F. MacDonald.
New York, The Frick Collection, “Whistler: Women and Fashion,” April 22-July 13, 2003, p. 165, cat. 155 (ill.).
E. G. Kennedy, New York, by 1891 [MacDonald 1995]. Sold by Albert Roullier Gallery, Chicago, to Walter S. Brewster (1872-1954), Chicago, March 2, 1929 [invoice]; given to the Art Institute, February 1933.
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