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Studies of Rosettes

Whistler, James Abbott McNeill (draughtsman)


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Title/s

Studies of Rosettes


Maker/s

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

Category

drawing

Name

drawing

School/Style

American

Technique Description

black and white chalk on brown paper

Dimensions

height: 285 mm
width: 185 mm

Date

1871 to 1874

Provenance

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

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

Notes

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).

Material/s

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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