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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1943.609
People
James Abbott McNeill Whistler, American (Lowell, MA 1834 - 1903 London, England)
Title
The Fortune Teller-- A Red Note
Other Titles
Former Title: Seated Nude
Classification
Drawings
Work Type
drawing
Date
1886 - 1890
Culture
American
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/308002
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Pastel on brown wove paper
Dimensions
27.9 x 18.4 cm (11 x 7 1/4 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Signed: black and brown pastel, c,r: butterfly monogram
  • inscription: verso of mount, center, black crayon: No. 59 / Flesh color and Rose
Provenance
A. A. Hannay; E. B. Patterson; his sale to Knoedler, New York; their sale to H. Y. Sanderson, April 25, 1919; Grenville L. Winthrop; 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
1943.609
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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Publication History

Thomas R. Way, Mr. Whistler's Lithographs: The Catalogue, George Bell and Sons, Ltd. (London, England, 1896), no. 29

"The Literary Lounger", Sketch: A Journal of Art and Actuality (October 28, 1908), vol. 64, p. 84, reproduced, p. 84

Elizabeth Robins Pennell and Joseph Pennell, The Life of James McNeill Whistler, J. B. Lippincott/W. Heinemann (Philadelphia, PA and London, England, 1908), pp. 206 - 207, reproduced

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), p. 404, no. 1083, reproduced

Harriet K. Stratis and Martha Tedeschi, The Lithographs of James McNeill Whistler, The Art Institute of Chicago (Chicago, IL, 1998), reproduced in b/w p. 145, fig. 331; cf. cat. no. 33

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. 428, cat. no. 455, reproduced in b&w

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