About this artwork
Whistler frequently depicted his mistresses (and later, his wife), including the early etching Finette (nearby, 1938.1882) and this later lithotint. This subject’s relaxed pose—curled up in a chair, legs draped to the side—demonstrates an easy intimacy completely at odds with the portrait of Whistler’s straight-laced Victorian mother.
- Currently Off View
- Prints and Drawings
- James McNeill Whistler
- Study: Maud Seated
- United States (Artist's nationality)
- Made 1878
- Lithotint with scraping and roulette in black ink on ivory wove proofing paper
- Image: 26.5 × 18.3 cm (10 7/16 × 7 1/4 in.); Sheet: 29.3 × 22.4 cm (11 9/16 × 8 7/8 in.)
- Bequest of Arthur MacDougall Wood, through the generosity of Pauline Wood Egan and Arthur M. Wood, Jr.