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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1943.331
People
James Abbott McNeill Whistler, American (Lowell, MA 1834 - 1903 London, England)
Frame by M. Grieve Co.
Title
Red and Black
Other Titles
Former Title: Portrait of Kate Munro-- A Note in Red
Classification
Drawings
Work Type
drawing
Date
1883-1884
Culture
American
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/307876
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Watercolor on brown wove paper
Dimensions
24.4 x 13.8 cm (9 5/8 x 5 7/16 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Signed: Black watercolor, c.r.: butterfly monogram
Provenance
R. Dunthorne, his sale to Hunt Henderson, New Orleans, 1922; his bequest to Tulane University, 1939; its sale to Grenville L. Winthrop, April 1941; 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
1943.331
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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Publication History

Philistine (pseud.), "Mr. Whistler and His Artifices", Artist and Journal of Home Culture (London, July 1, 1884)

Dorothy W. Gillerman, ed., Grenville L. Winthrop: Retrospective for a Collector, exh. cat., Fogg Art Museum (Cambridge, 1969), p. 243

Margaret F. MacDonald, James McNeill Whistler: Drawings, Pastels and Watercolours: A Catalogue Raisonné, Yale University Press (New Haven, CT and London, England, 1995), pp. 355 - 357, no. 934, reproduced

Kenneth John Myers, Mr. Whistler's Gallery: Pictures at an 1884 Exhibition, exh. cat., Freer Gallery of Art / Smithsonian Institution and Scala (Washington, DC, 2003), repro 76, pg. 94

Margaret F. MacDonald, Susan Grace Galassi, and Aileen Ribeiro, Whistler, Women and Fashion, exh. cat., The Frick Collection (New Haven, CT, 2003), pp. 146-47

Theodore E. Stebbins, Jr., American Watercolors and Pastels 1875-1950 at the Fogg Art Museum, brochure, Harvard University Art Museums (Cambridge, MA, 2006), checklist

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. 421-423, cat. no. 448, reproduced in color, p. 421

Exhibition History

"Notes" - "Harmonies" - "Nocturnes", Dowdeswell Gallery, London

"Notes"--"Harmonies"--"Nocturnes", Dowdeswell Gallery, London, 01/01/1884 - 12/31/1884

Whistler Pastels and Watercolors, Carroll Carstairs Gallery, New York, 01/12/1938 - 02/05/1938

American Watercolors and Pastels, 1875-1950, at the Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University Art Museums, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 04/08/2006 - 06/25/2006

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