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Identification and Creation
Object Number
33.2015.10
People
James Abbott McNeill Whistler, American (Lowell, MA 1834 - 1903 London, England)
Title
Musicians
Classification
Drawings
Work Type
drawing
Date
c. 1849-51
Culture
American
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/353703
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Graphite on cream laid(?) paper
Dimensions
8.4 x 6.2 cm (3 5/16 x 2 7/16 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • inscription: verso, brown ink: Mrs. Whistler / Pomfret. / [ ]
  • label: back of frame containing 33.2015.8-18, label with red border: [printed:] M.F.A. / [inscribed, black ink:] S.E. 82 / MRS. SAMUEL / HAMMOND
  • label: back of frame containing 33.2015.8-18, label with red border: [stamped:] SAMUEL HAMMOND [partially obscured by wood strip]
  • (not assigned): back of frame containing 33.2015.8-18, cover for exhibition catalogue: [obscured] LOAN COLLECTION / OIL PAINTINGS, WATER COLORS, / PASTELS, & DRAWINGS. / COPLEY SOCIETY. / OF BOSTON. / COPLEY HALL, FEBRUARY 1904 [this is inscribed in graphite, which is difficult to decipher]
Provenance
Anonymous loan and promised gift in honor of Mason Hammond, 2015
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Anonymous loan and promised gift in honor of Mason Hammond
Accession Year
2015
Object Number
33.2015.10
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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Publication History

Oil Paintings, Water Colors, Pastels, & Drawings: Memorial Exhibition of the Works of Mr. J. McNeill Whistler, exh. cat., Copley Society (Boston, MA, 1904), cat. no. 170

Elizabeth Robins Pennell and Joseph Pennell, The Life of James McNeill Whistler, J. B. Lippincott/W. Heinemann (Philadelphia, PA and London, England, 1908), vol. 1, p. 28

Exhibition of Oils, Water-colors, Drawings and Prints by James McNeill Whistler, exh. cat., Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (Boston, 1934), no. 43

Nancy Dorfman Pressly, "Whistler in America: An Album of Early Drawings", Metropolitan Museum Journal (1972), 5, pp. 125-154, p. 129

Margaret F. MacDonald, James McNeill Whistler: Drawings, Pastels and Watercolours: A Catalogue Raisonné, Yale University Press (New Haven, CT and London, England, 1995), cat. no. 46, repr.

Exhibition History

Oil Paintings, Water Colors, Pastels, & Drawings: Memorial Exhibition of the Works of Mr. J. McNeill Whistler, Copley Society of Boston, 02/23/1904 - 03/28/1904

Exhibition of Oils, Water-colors, Drawings and Prints by James McNeill Whistler, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Boston, 04/24/1934 - 05/13/1934

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