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The Manager's Window, Gaiety Theatre

A work made of transfer lithograph in black on ivory laid paper.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of transfer lithograph in black on ivory laid paper.




James McNeill Whistler
American, 1834-1903

About this artwork

The original Gaiety Theatre was located on the Strand, with a stage entrance on Wellington Street, across the road from the offices of Whistler’s London printers, the Ways. The artist made three lithographs of the back of the theater, drawn from the Ways’ windows. He attended performances there as well, making two paintings of a member of the dancing troupe, “Gaiety Girl” Connie Gilchrist, whom he posed in his studio skipping rope in a replication of her performances on stage.


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James McNeill Whistler


The Manager's Window, Gaiety Theatre


United States (Artist's nationality:)

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Made 1896


Transfer lithograph in black on ivory laid paper


Image: 17.3 × 13.6 cm (6 13/16 × 5 3/8 in.); Sheet: 25 × 19.3 cm (9 7/8 × 7 5/8 in.)

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Gift of the Crown Family in honor of James N. Wood

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