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Study of Elinor Leyland

Whistler, James Abbott McNeill (draughtsman)

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Study of Elinor Leyland


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







Technique Description

black and white chalk on brown paper


height: 241 mm
width: 186 mm


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

Possibly F.R. Leyland (see MacDonald 514 for these hypothesis); Leyland sale, Christie's, 28 May 1892 (3; as 'A Girl Seated') bt. Deprez, a London dealer (28 gns)


  1. Menpes, Mortimer Reminiscences of Whistler by Mortimer Menpes, [page: 245]
    Source title: Studio (1903)
    [comments: reproduced (the sitter is not identified)]
  2. Young, Andrew McLaren (1980) The Paintings of James McNeill Whistler, New Haven: Yale University Press
    [comments: no. 514]


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

Accession Number

PD.67-1959 (Paintings, Drawings and Prints)
(Reference Number: 14362; Input Date: 2000-10-17 / Last Edit: 2011-07-22)

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