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Study of a draped female figure with outstretched arm

Whistler, James Abbott McNeill (draughtsman)

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Study of a draped female figure with outstretched arm

(recto title)

Slight sketches in black chalk on brown paper (verso title)


Whistler, James Abbott McNeill (draughtsman) [ULAN info: American artist, 1834-1903]







Production Notes

For 'The Six Projects' which apparently showed women walking by the sea.

Technique Description

recto: black and white pastel chalks verso: black chalk on brown paper


height: 186 mm
width: 130 mm


bequeathed: Knowles, Guy John Fenton 1959 (Filtered for: Paintings, Drawings and Prints)

From the collection of C.J. Knowles; Mrs Loyse Knowles


  1. Pennell, E.R. (1920) The Life of James McNeill Whistler, Philadelphia (Lydia) [page: 140]
    [comments: Vol. 1]
  2. MacDonald, Margaret F. (1995) James McNeill Whistler. Drawings, Pastels and Watercolours. A Catalogue Raisonné, New Haven & London
    [comments: No. 337 as 'A study of a draped female figure'.]


A similar figure is seen on the left of PD.187-1961 (MacDonald 384) and in a drawing in the Hunterian Art Gallery (MacDonald 384), see also MacDonald nos. 378-379.


black pastel (medium)
white pastel (medium)
paper (support)

Accession Number

PD.63-1959 (Paintings, Drawings and Prints)
(Reference Number: 14354; Input Date: 2000-10-17 / Last Edit: 2011-07-22)