James McNeill Whistler
1834 - 1903
PORTRAIT OF ELLEN STURGIS HOOPER
oil on panel
20 1/4 by 12 inches
(51.4 by 30.5 cm)
Painted in 1890.
This painting is included in the online revised catalogue raisonné of the artist's work prepared by Professor Margaret MacDonald of the University of Glasgow.
Edward W. Hooper, Boston, Massachusetts, 1890 (father of the sitter, commissioned from the artist)
Ellen Sturgis Hooper, 1901 (his daughter, the sitter, by descent)
Mrs. John B. Swann, Stockbridge, Massachusetts, 1974 (her daughter, by descent)
[With]Peter Nahum, Leicester Galleries, London
The Jordan-Volpe Gallery, New York
Acquired by the present owner from the above, 1993
Boston, Massachusetts, Copley Society, Copley Hall, Loan Collection of Portraits of Women for the Benefit of The Boston Childrens' Aid Society and the Sunnyside Day Nursery, March 1895, no. 880
Boston, Massachusetts, Copley Hall and Allston Hall, Loan Exhibition of Pictures by Modern Painters, March 1898
Boston, Massachusetts, Copley Society, Copley Hall, Oil Paintings, Water Colors, Pastels and Drawings: Memorial Exhibition of the Works of Mr. J. McNeill Whistler, February 1904, no. 50
Boston, Massachusetts, Museum of Fine Arts, 1907 (on loan)
Boston, Massachusetts, Museum of Fine Arts, Oils, Watercolors, Drawings and Prints by James McNeill Whistler, April-May 1934, no. 18, n.p.
Ann Arbor, Michigan, University of Michigan Art Gallery, Whistler: The Later Years, August-October 1978, no. 96, n.p.
Los Angeles, California, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, American Paintings in Southern California Collections: From Gilbert Stuart to Georgia O'Keeffe, March-May 1996, p. 68, illustrated
New York, Vance Jordan Fine Art, Inc., Selections from the Libby & Bill Clark Collection, October-December 2001, pp. 62-63, illustrated pl. 20, p. 32
John Borden Armstrong, "Portrait of a Lady: A Recollection of Whistler," Art Journal, vol. XXV, no. 3, Spring 1966, pp. 250-251
Nesta Spink and John Holmes, Whistler: The Later Years, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 1978, p. 96
Andrew McLaren Young, Margaret MacDonald, Robin Spencer and Hamish Miles, The Paintings of James McNeill Whistler, New Haven, Connecticut, 1980, no. 391, pp. 173-174, illustrated pl. 245
(probably) "Collections Unveiled at Vance Jordan," Antiques and the Arts Weekly, October 2, 2001, n.p.
Grischka Petri, Arrangement in Business: The Art Markets and the Career of James McNeill Whistler, Hildesheim, Germany, 2011, p. 528