Study: Maud Seated

A work made of lithotint in black, with scraping and roulette, on ivory wove proofing paper.
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  • A work made of lithotint in black, with scraping and roulette, on ivory wove proofing paper.

Date:

1878

Artist:

James McNeill Whistler
American, 1834-1903

About this artwork

This lithotint, or wash lithograph, depicts Maud Franklin in an informal, even seductive, pose that suggests the ease and intimacy between Whistler and his model. The line drawing of the figure and chair is heightened by bold brushstrokes and set against a subtle wash, effects created by the artist’s manipulation of tusche (diluted lithographic crayon).

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Artist

James McNeill Whistler

Title

Study: Maud Seated

Origin

United States

Date

1878

Medium

Lithotint in black, with scraping and roulette, on ivory wove proofing paper

Inscriptions

Signed with butterfly on stone, center right, in image

Dimensions

265 x 185 mm (image); 288 x 224 mm (sheet)

Credit Line

Bryan Lathrop Collection

Reference Number

1917.656

Extended information about this artwork

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