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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1943.930
People
James Abbott McNeill Whistler, American (Lowell, MA 1834 - 1903 London, England)
Title
Self-Portrait
Classification
Paintings
Work Type
painting
Date
c. 1893-1899
Places
Creation Place: North America, United States
Culture
American
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/230116
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Oil on canvas
Dimensions
27.1 x 21.5 cm (10 11/16 x 8 7/16 in.)
framed: 40 x 34.3 x 2.5 cm (15 3/4 x 13 1/2 x 1 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • label: verso, middle stretcher, black border, handwritten text: D / 393
  • label: verso, lower center of stretcher, printed text, serrated edges: 20
  • inscription: verso, lower part of frame, graphite: xx
Provenance
Given by the artist to his frame maker by 1899; his sale to an official at the Musée du Louvre; his sale to Jean Guiffrey, Paris; his sale to the dealer Percy Moore Turner, London; his sale to Mr. E. A. Lewis, London, by August 1929; his sale to dealer Josef Stransky; his sale to Grenville L. Winthrop, 1929; his bequest to the Fogg Art Museum, 1943.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Bequest of Grenville L. Winthrop
Accession Year
1943
Object Number
1943.930
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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Publication History

James Bolivar Manson, "An Unknown Painting by Whistler", Apollo (August 1929), vol. X, no. 56, p. 104, p. 104, reproduced in color

Andrew McLaren Young and Margaret F. MacDonald, The Paintings of James McNeill Whistler, Yale University Press (New Haven, 1980), vol. I, p. 185, no. 416; reproduced in b/w vol. II p. 256

Theodore E. Stebbins, Jr., Virginia Anderson, and Kimberly Orcutt, ed., American Paintings at Harvard, Volume Two, Paintings, Drawings, Pastels and Stained Glass by Artists Born 1826-1856, Harvard Art Museums and Yale University Press (U.S.) (Cambridge, MA and New Haven, CT, 2008), p. 431-32, cat. no. 459, reproduced in b&w

Exhibition History

Master Paintings from the Fogg Collection, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 04/13/1977 - 08/31/1977

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