Charcoal with white and orange chalks on brown wove paper
Signed recto, lower right, in black chalk: [artist's butterfly monogram]; inscribed recto, lower left, in graphite: "No. 6"
287 × 186 mm
The Charles Deering Collection
Extended information about this artwork
W. McC. McK., “Drawings from the Charles Deering Collection,” Bulletin of the Art Institute of Chicago 22:5 (May 1928), p. 66.
Margaret F. MacDonald, James McNeill Whistler: Drawings, Pastels, and Watercolours: A Catalogue Raisonné (New Haven, 1995), p. 250, no. 687 (ill.).
The Broad Spectrum: Studies in Materials, Techniques, and Conservation of Color on Paper, ed. Harriet K. Stratis and Britt Salvesen (London, 2002), p. 37.
London, New Gallery, “Memorial Exhibition of the Works of the Late James McNeill Whistler,” Feb. 22-Apr. 15, 1905, p. 64, cat. 170.
Art Institute of Chicago, “Drawings from the Charles Deering Collection,” May 1-July 1, 1928.
Art Institute of Chicago, “A Century of Progress,” June 1-Nov. 1, 1933, p. 96, cat. 951.
Art Institute of Chicago, “From the Ridiculous to the Sublime: British Drawings from the Permanent Collection,” Dec. 20, 1988-Apr. 24, 1989.
Sir James Thomas Knowles (1831-1908), London, by 1905 [stamp (Lugt 1546), recto, lower left, in gray; London 1905]; possibly sold, Christie’s, London, May 27, 1908, lot 380, to Parsons [MacDonald 1995]. Charles Deering (1852–1927), Chicago; by descent to his daughters, Mrs. Chauncey McCormick (née Marion Deering; 1886–1965), Chicago and Mrs. Richard Ely Danielson (née Barbara Deering; 1885–1957), Chicago; given to the Art Institute of Chicago, 1927.
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