Pen and black ink over graphite (recto), and graphite (verso), on cream wove paper
Inscribed verso, lower right, in graphite: "12"; inscribed verso, lower right, in graphite: "yx (illegible)"
136 × 78 mm
Bryan Lathrop Collection
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Chicago Times Herald (March 8, 1896), p. 30 (ill.).
Nancy D. Pressly, “Whistler in America: An Album of Early Drawings,” Metropolitan Museum Journal V (1972), p. 153, no. 70.
Margaret F. MacDonald, James McNeill Whistler: Drawings, Pastels, and Watercolours: A Catalogue Raisonné (New Haven, 1995), pp. 60-61, no. 198 (ill.).
New York, Keppel, 1896.
Probaby Art Institute of Chicago, “The Bryan Lathrop Collection of Etchings and Lithographs by James McNeill Whistler,” March 12-May 1, 1917, cat. 379, as “Original Pen Drawing: Made by Whistler when a cadet at West Point.”
John Ross Key, acquired directly from the artist [Chicago Times Herald 1896]; possibly sold to Keppel, New York, 1896 [MacDonald 1995]. Bryan Lathrop (1844-1916), Chicago [stamp (Lugt 2972) verso, lower left, in red]; by descent to his wife, Mrs. Helen Lynde Aldis Lathrop (1849-1935); given to the Art Institute of Chicago, 1934.
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