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lower right in black chalk: Whistler

Provenance

James Anderson Rose [1819-1890], London; (sale, London, Christie's, 5 May 1891, lot 112); (purchased by Dowdeswell Gallery, London); Bernard Buchanan MacGeorge [c.1845-1924], Glasgow; Harris Whittemore [1864-1927], Naugatuck, CT; (his sale, New York, Parke-Bernet, 19-20 May 1948, lot 153); (Rosenbach Company, Philadelphia); purchased by Lessing J. Rosenwald [1891-1979], 1948; gift to NGA, 1948.

Exhibition History
1905
Memorial Exhibition of the Works of the Late James McNeill Whistler, New Gallery, London, 1905, no. 183.
1950
Masterpieces of Drawing: Diamond Jubilee Exhibition, Philadelphia Museum of Art, 1950-1951, no. 100, repro.
1953
Whistler's Prints after Fifty Years, Philadelphia Museum of Art, 1953.
1959
Courbet's Contemporaries in Prints and Drawings, Philadelphia Museum of Art, 1959-1960.
1961
Newark Museum, 1961.
1962
Drawings from the National Gallery of Art Collections, NGA, 1962-1963.
1966
Drawings from the Collection of the National Gallery of Art, NGA, 1966.
1969
The Prints of James McNeill Whistler, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Artmobile, 1969-1970.
1986

Graphic Survey of American Art on Paper, NGA, 1986-1987.
1994
James McNeill Whistler, Tate Gallery, London; Musée d'Orsay, Paris; NGA, 1994-1995, no. 18.
1998
Songs on Stone: James McNeill Whistler and the Art of Lithography, The Art Institute of Chicago, 1998, no. 10, repro.
Bibliography
1982
Fine, Ruth E. Lessing J. Rosenwald: Tribute to a Collector. Washington, DC: National Gallery of Art, 1982, p. 98, fig. 27-28b.
1991
Wadley, Nicholas. Impressionist and Post-Impressionist Drawing. London, 1991: no. 83a.
1994
James McNeill Whistler. Exh. cat. Tate Gallery, London; Musée d'Orsay, Paris; National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1994-1995: no. 18.
1995
MacDonald, Margaret F. James McNeill Whistler: Drawings, Pastels and Watercolours: A Catalogue Raisonné. New Haven, Connecticut: Yale University Press, 1995, no. 310.
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