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Weary

A work made of drypoint in black on cream japanese paper.
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  • A work made of drypoint in black on cream japanese paper.

Date:

1863

Artist:

James McNeill Whistler
American, 1834-1903

About this artwork

The beautiful Irishwoman Joanna Hiffernan was Whistler’s muse and companion for more than six years in the 1860s. She modeled for several of his most famous figure paintings. Hiffernan also sat for French artist Gustave Courbet, who portrayed her in poses that were much more sensual than her work for Whistler.

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Artist

James McNeill Whistler

Title

Weary

Origin

United States

Date

Made 1863

Medium

Drypoint in black on cream Japanese paper

Dimensions

198 × 132 mm (plate); 267 × 184 mm (sheet)

Credit Line

Gift of Hilda Young

Reference Number

1986.481

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