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Studies of Rosettes

Whistler, James Abbott McNeill (draughtsman)

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Studies of Rosettes


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







Technique Description

black and white chalk on brown paper


height: 285 mm
width: 185 mm


1871 to 1874


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

Dowdeswell and Dowdeswell; C.J. Knowles; Mrs Loyse Knowles


MacDonald dates this design 1871-74 and relates to that which appears on Mrs Leyland's dress in Whistler's portrait of Mrs Leyland, in the Frick Collection, New York, (Maclaren Young et al (otherwise abbreviated as YMSM) 106). She also suggests that the French inscription implies that the dress was designed in Paris, although there is nothing to confirm this. Another design for rosettes is in the Fogg Art Museum (MacDonald 434).


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

Accession Number

PD.72-1959 (Paintings, Drawings and Prints)
(Reference Number: 14372; Input Date: 2000-10-17 / Last Edit: 2011-07-22)

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