Inscription

lower center in pink gouache: [Whistler's device]; center verso in graphite: no. 5

Provenance

E.J. Poole, London; Arnold A. Hannay, Esq., from 1896 until at least 1905. (Scott & Fowles, New York) in 1926. Mr. and Mrs. Charles C. Henderson, New Orleans. (M. Knoedler and Co., New York); acquired 1970 by Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon; gift 1991 to NGA.

Exhibition History
1991
Art for the Nation: Gifts in Honor of the 50th Anniversary of the National Gallery of Art, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1991, 224-225, color repro.
1994
James McNeill Whistler, Tate Gallery, London; Musée d'Orsay, Paris; National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1994-1995, no. 137, as Black and Red or Study in Black and Gold (Madge O'Donoghue).
1999
An Enduring Legacy: Masterpieces from the Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1999-2000.
Bibliography
1986
Mellon 1986, 119-122, fig. 6.
1991
Art for the Nation: Gifts in Honor of the 50th Anniversary of the National Gallery of Art. Exh. cat. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1991: p.224.
1994
James McNeill Whistler. Exh. cat. Tate Gallery, London; Musée d'Orsay, Paris; National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1994-1995: no. 137.
1995
MacDonald, Margaret F. James McNeill Whistler Drawings, Pastels and Watercolours: A Catalogue Raisonné. New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 1995.
2000
Fine, Ruth. O'Keeffe on Paper. Washington, D.C., 2000: 21, pl. 3.