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The Garden

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.

Date:

1891

Artist:

James McNeill Whistler
American, 1834-1903

About this artwork

During the 1870s Whistler began entertaining at home, presiding over dinner parties and Sunday breakfasts that included other artists, dealers, and collectors among the guests. This lithograph records a similar but more informal gathering—a tea in the garden of the Whistlers’ house in Chelsea. The attendees have been identified as (from left to right) Marguerite Thomas, wife of the playwright Brandon Thomas, one of whose children was painted by Whistler; artists and Whistler followers Walter Sickert and Sidney Starr; Brandon Thomas; Beatrice Whistler; and Ethel Birnie Philip, Beatrice’s sister. According to Starr’s recollections, the Whistlers received guests for tea out of doors on summer Sundays.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

James McNeill Whistler

Title

The Garden

Origin

United States

Date

Made 1891

Medium

Transfer lithograph in black on ivory laid paper

Dimensions

170 × 185 mm (image); 320 × 203 mm (sheet)

Credit Line

Bequest of Bryan Lathrop

Reference Number

1917.568

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