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Portrait study of a man

Whistler, James Abbott McNeill (painter)

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Portrait study of a man


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







Technique Description

oil on panel


height: 16.8 cm
width: 10.2 cm


circa 1890


bequeathed: Milner-White, Eric 1970 (Filtered for: Paintings, Drawings and Prints)

with the Redfern Gallery, London; bt. from them by Clifford Hall, 1940 or 1941; anon. sale (=Clifford Hall), Sotheby's. 22 June 1955 (139), bt. in; bt. from him by Roland, Browse & Delbanco, London, who sold it to E. Milner-White 1956

Beqeathed 1963.


  1. label
    Position: verso, panel
    Content: Roland, Browse & Delbanco
  2. supporting information
    Position: verso, frame
    Method: printed
    Content: no. 139, "Portrait study of a man", as exh. Exhibition of Whistleriana, 96 Cheyne Walk, 1948, no. 63


  1. Goodison, J.W. (1977) Catalogue of Paintings in the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, Vol. III, British School, Cambridge (Cambs.): Cambridge University Press [page: 280-281]
  2. Young, Andrew McLaren (1980) The Paintings of James McNeill Whistler, New Haven: Yale University Press [page: 181]
    [comments: no. 405, Vol. II, pl. 252]

Accession Number

PD.29-1970 (Paintings, Drawings and Prints)
(Reference Number: 4023; Input Date: 2000-04-14 / Last Edit: 2011-07-22)

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