Watercolor with touches of opaque watercolor on cream wove paper
12.6 × 21 cm (5 × 8 5/16 in.)
Gift of Kate L. Brewster
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The Art Institute of Chicago, Bulletin of the Art Institute of Chicago: Report for the Year 1933, 28:3 (March 1934), p. 35.
Margaret F. MacDonald, James McNeill Whistler: Drawings, Pastels, and Watercolours: A Catalogue Raisonné (New Haven, 1995), pp. 541-42, no. 1510 (ill.).
Britt Salversen, “‘Ennobling Processes’: Changing Definitions of Printmaking and Photography in the Late 19th Century,” The Whistler Review: Studies on James McNeill Whistler and Nineteenth-Century Art 2, ed. Martha Tedeschi and Nigel Thorp (Glasgow, 2003), p. 48 (ill., fig. 2).
The Age of American Impressionism: Masterpieces from the Art Institute of Chicago, ed. Judith A. Barter (Chicago, 2011), pp. 45-47 (ill., pl. 16).
Chicago, Home of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Brewster, “Special View for the benefit of Chicago Public School Art Society of the Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Walter S. Brewster,” January 20–22, 1933, cat. 36.
New York, The Whitney Museum of American Art, “A History of American Watercolor Painting,” January 27-February 25, 1942, cat. 68.
The Art Institute of Chicago, “Sargent, Whistler and Mary Cassatt,” January 14-February 25, 1954, p. 97, cat. 113 (ill.); traveled to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, March 25-May 23, 1954.
New York, American Academy of Arts and Letters, “A Change of Sky: Paintings by Americans Who Have Worked Abroad,” March 4-April 3, 1960, cat. 66.
The Art Institute of Chicago, “James McNeill Whistler: Paintings, Pastels, Watercolors, Etchings, Lithographs,” January 13-February 25, 1968, cat. 62; traveled to the Munson-Williams-Proctor Institute, Utica, N.Y., March 17-April 28, 1968.
Berlin, Nationalgalerie Staatliche Museen, Preussischer Kulturbesitz, “James McNeill Whistler, (1834-1903),” October 1-November 24, 1969, p. 89, cat. 86 (ill.).
The American Federation of the Arts, “American Master Drawings and Watercolors: Works on Paper from the Colonial Times to the Present,” February-April 1977; exhibited at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, Minneapolis Institute of Arts, and the Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco.
Palo Alto, Calif., Stanford University Museum of Art, “Whistler: Themes and Variations,” May 2-June 18, 1978, pp. 52-53, cat. 46 (ill.); traveled to Montgomery Art Gallery, Pomona College, Claremont, Calif., January 16-February 26, 1978, and the Crocker Art Gallery, Sacramento, Calif., March 11-April 16, 1978.
Ann Arbor, Mich., The University of Michigan Museum of Art, “Whistler: The Later Years,” August 27-October 8, 1978, n.p. (ill.).
The Art Institute of Chicago, “Songs on Stone: James McNeill Whistler and the Art of Lithography,” June 3-August 30, 1998, pp. 49 and 53, cat. 64, fig. 50; traveled to Ottawa, the National Gallery of Canada, October 2, 1998-January 3, 1999.
Georges Petit-Didier (1865-1952) [old label; MacDonald 1995]. Sold by Marcel Guiot, Paris, to Walter S. Brewster (1872-1954), Chicago, April 1924 [old label; MacDonald 1995]; given to the Art Institute, 1933.
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