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The Japanese Dress

ca. 1888-1890
19th century
268 x 181 mm (10.6 x 7.1 in.)

James McNeill Whistler, American, (1834–1903)

Alternative title: The Girl with a Japanese Parasol [and] Study in Lemon and Turquoise
Object Type: drawing
Medium and Support: Pencil, black chalk, and pastel on brown paper laid down on card
Edition: Date previously thought to be ca. 1867–1873; revised according to Tate catalogue 1994
Marks: Signed, lower left; butterfly monogram; inscribed in artist’s hand in pencil, right: “2 Lindsey Houses, Chelsea”
Provenance / Collectors' Marks: J. Hutchinson; Howard Mansfield; C.J. Sullivan; Edwin Alfred Seasongood
Bibliography: Margaret F. MacDonald, Whistler, Women & Fashion (New York: Frick Collection; New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2003), cat. no. 167, p. 175; Cory, cat. no. 113, pp. 43–44, 57; R. Dorment & M. MacDonald, Whistler (London: Tate Gallery), cat. no. 181, color reproduction p. 260; see also Deanna Marohn Bendix, Diabolical Designs (Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution, 1995), chapter four, with reproduction of related drawing as fig. 43, p. 110; Whistler and American Print Collectors, 49.
Credit Line: Gift of George W. Davison (BA Wesleyan 1892), 1952
Accession Number: 1952.D1.10

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  • sheet Dimensions: 268 x 181 mm (10.6 x 7.1 in.)

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