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Study of a standing woman, seen from behind

Whistler, James Abbott McNeill (draughtsman)

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Study of a standing woman, seen from behind

(recto title)

Study of a standing female nude, facing right, holding a parasol in her right hand (verso title)


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







Technique Description

black and white chalk on brown paper


height: 289 mm
width: 182 mm


1870 to 1873


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

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


  1. signature
    Position: centre right
    Description: butterfly monogram


  1. MacDonald, Margaret F. (1995) James McNeill Whistler. Drawings, Pastels and Watercolours. A Catalogue Raisonné, New Haven & London
    [comments: no. 388 (as recto, 'Draped Model', verso, 'Nude Holding a Parasol')]


MacDonald dates the drawing 1870/3 and the butterfly signature possibly 1874. There are other studies of this model in the Freer Art Gallery, Washington (MacDonald 387, 389).


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

Accession Number

PD.66-1959 (Paintings, Drawings and Prints)
(Reference Number: 14359; Input Date: 2000-10-17 / Last Edit: 2011-07-22)

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