- Identification and Creation
- Object Number
James Abbott McNeill Whistler, American (Lowell, MA 1834 - 1903 London, England)
- Design for Matting; verso: Design for Panelling
- Other Titles
Former Title: Design with Flowers
Former Title: Ornamental Design
- Work Type
- 1873 -1875
- Persistent Link
- Physical Descriptions
- Black, white, and blue pastel on brown wove paper
- 28.2 x 18.4 cm (11 1/8 x 7 1/4 in.)
- Inscriptions and Marks
- Signed: l.l.: butterfly monogram
- label: removed from old mount, now in curatorial file, paper, printed: Scott & Fowles / Dealers in High Class Paintings / 667 Fifth Avenue / New York.
- inscription: upper right, graphite: 1442
- inscription: lower left, graphite: [difficult to decipher--see file for transcription]
- Dowdeswell Gallery, London; their sale to Colnaghi, London, March 28, 1917; their sale to Scott and Fowles, New York, June 1921; Hunt Henderson, New Orleans; 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
- Object Number
- European and American Art
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- Publication History
Dorothy W. Gillerman, ed., Grenville L. Winthrop: Retrospective for a Collector, exh. cat., Fogg Art Museum (Cambridge, 1969), p. 244
David Park Curry, "Whistler and Decoration", The Magazine Antiques (November 1984), pp. 1186-1199, fig. 9 (recto only)
David Park Curry, James McNeill Whistler at the Freer Gallery of Art, exh. cat., Freer Gallery of Art / W.W. Norton & Co. (New York and Washington, DC, 1984), p. 185, fig. 106.1 (recto only)
Margaret F. MacDonald, James McNeill Whistler: A Reexamination, ed. Ruth E. Fine, National Gallery of Art (Washington, D.C., 1987), reproduced, fig. 10, p. 73
Deanna Marohn Bendix, Diabolical Designs: Paintings, Interiors, and Exhibitions of James McNeill Whistler, exh. cat., Smithsonian Institution Press (Washington, DC, 1995), pg. 111
Richard Dorment and Margaret F. MacDonald, James McNeill Whistler, exh. cat., Harry N. Abrams, Inc. (New York, NY, 1995), reproduced under no. 73, p. 158
Margaret F. MacDonald, James McNeill Whistler: Drawings, Pastels and Watercolours: A Catalogue Raisonné, Yale University Press (New Haven, CT and London, England, 1995), pp. 182 - 183, no 493 (recto and verso), reproduced
Jane Turner, The Encyclopedia of American Art before 1914, Macmillan Publishers Limited (London, England, 2000), p. 627
Stephan Wolohojian, ed., A Private Passion: 19th-Century Paintings and Drawings from the Grenville L. Winthrop Collection, Harvard University, exh. cat., The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Yale University Press (U.S.) (New York, 2003), pp. 470-71, cat. 214, ill.
Stephan Wolohojian, Ingres, Burne-Jones, Whistler, Renoir... La Collection Grenville L. Winthrop, exh. cat., Musée des Beaux-Arts de Lyon and Réunion des Musées Nationaux (Paris, France, 2003), p. 486, cat. 214, ill.
David Park Curry, James McNeill Whistler: Uneasy Pieces, exh. cat., Virginia Museum of Fine Arts / Quantuck Lane Press (Richmond, VA, 2004), pp. 136, 137, fig. 4.29
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. 411-412, cat. no. 440 A & B, reproduced in b&w, p.412
- Exhibition History
A Private Passion: 19th-Century Paintings and Drawings from the Grenville L. Winthrop Collection, Harvard University, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 10/23/2003 - 01/25/2004
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