JAMES MCNEILL WHISTLER
1834 - 1903
UN APRÈS MIDI CHEZ VAN DYCK
inscribed with the artist's butterfly device; also inscribed in another hand "Un après midi/ chez Van Dyck"/Aug 10 1900 (lower right)
ink on paper
7 by 4 ¾ inches
(17.8 by 12.1 cm)
This work is included in the online revised catalogue raisonné of the artist's work prepared by Professor Margaret MacDonald of the University of Glasgow.
The sheet is affixed to the support at two places on the reverse of the top edge. The sheet appears to be toned and there is very minor staining along the extreme edges. There are two pinholes to the right of the artist's butterfly device and one pinhole below the woman's left proper arm.
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William Heinemann, London, England, by 1905
Estate of the above (sold: American Art Association, New York, January 13, 1922, lot 206, as Portrait of a Lady Reading)
Dr. Max A. Goldstein, St. Louis, Missouri
Private collection, St. Louis, Missouri, 1941 (by descent)
Private collection, Florida, 1981
Hope Davis, New York, 1986
Acquired by the present owner from the above
Paris, France, Palais de l’École des beaux-arts, Exposition des œuvres de James McNeill Whistler, 1905, no. 126
Elizabeth Robbins Pennell and Joseph Pennell, The Whistler Journal, Philadelphia, 1921, p. 157, illustrated
Margaret F. MacDonald, James McNeill Whistler: Drawings, Pastels and Watercolors, A Catalogue Raisonné, New Haven, 1995, no. 1611, p. 579, illustrated