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Study of a female nude, stooping in profile to right

Whistler, James Abbott McNeill (draughtsman)


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Title/s

Study of a female nude, stooping in profile to right


Maker/s

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

Category

drawing

Name

drawing

School/Style

American

Technique Description

black, white and coloured chalks on brown paper

Dimensions

height: 305 mm
width: 229 mm

Date

1870 to 1873

Provenance

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

Inscriptions/Marks

  1. signature
    Position: lower left-hand corner
    Method:
    Content:
    Description: butterfly monogram

Documentation

  1. MacDonald, Margaret F. (1995) James McNeill Whistler. Drawings, Pastels and Watercolours. A Catalogue Raisonné, New Haven & London
    [comments: no. 368 (as 'Study of a Nude')]

Notes

MacDonald dates this drawing 1870-1873, and identifies it as a study for the two left hand figures in Whistler's painting, 'The Three Girls' (YMSM88), one of the two paintings commissioned by F.R. Leyland in 1867. Other studies are catalogued by MacDonald (nos. 359-373). She relates this drawing to another in the Hunterian Art Gallery (no. 369), both of which she identifies as studies for the etching, 'Tillie, a model' (K.117 c. 1873).

Material/s

black chalk (medium)
white chalk (medium)
coloured chalk (medium)
paper (support)

Accession Number

PD.65-1959 (Paintings, Drawings and Prints)
(Reference Number: 14357; Input Date: 2000-10-17 / Last Edit: 2011-07-22)

Related Object

PD.68-1959 - Study of a seated female nude, seen from behind