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Inscription

center left with the artist's butterfly mark

Provenance

The sitter, Alexander Arnold Hannay, London, until at least 1912. (Chester H. Johnson Gallery, Chicago); sold May 1929 to Lessing Julius Rosenwald, Jenkintown, Pennsylvania; gift 1943 to NGA.

Exhibition History
1912
Loan Collection of the Works by James McNeill Whistler, National Gallery of British Art (now Tate Gallery), London, 1912, no. 13, as Portrait.
Bibliography
1908
Pennell, Elizabeth Robins, and Joseph Pennell. The Life of James McNeill Whistler. 2 vols. London, 1908: 2:172.
1970
American Paintings and Sculpture: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1970: 122, repro., as Arnold Hannay.
1980
American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1980: 258, repro., as Arnold Hannay.
1980
Young, Andrew McLaren, Margaret F. MacDonald, and Robin Spencer, with the assistance of Hamish Miles. The Paintings of James McNeill Whistler. 2 vols. New Haven, 1980: 1:206, no. 473; 2:color pl. 306.
1992
American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1992: 381, repro.
1998
Torchia, Robert Wilson, with Deborah Chotner and Ellen G. Miles. American Paintings of the Nineteenth Century, Part II. The Collections of the National Gallery of Art Systematic Catalogue. Washington, D.C., 1998: 255-256, repro.