James McNeill Whistler - Three Girls, 1870-1875

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(Lowell, Massachusetts, 1834 - 1903, London, England)

Object details

Accession number

P27w18

Primary Creator

James McNeill Whistler (Lowell, Massachusetts, 1834 - 1903, London, England)

Full title

Three Girls

Creation Date

1870-1875

Object Case

Sargent / Whistler Case

Provenance



Possibly entered Isabella Stewart Gardner's collection through James McNeill Whistler, 1886 or 1892.

Dimensions

8.7 x 13.3 cm (3 7/16 x 5 1/4 in.)

Display Media

Pencil and watercolor on paper

Web Commentary

Isabella Stewart Gardner kept meticulous records of many of her acquisitions. In keeping with this legacy, object information is continually being reviewed, updated, and enriched in order to give greater access to the collection.

Permanent Gallery Location

Long Gallery

Bibliography

Gilbert Wendel Longstreet and Morris Carter. General Catalogue (Boston, 1935), p. 249.
Deborah Gribbon. "Whistler's Sketch of an Unfinished Symphony." Fenway Court (1980), pp. 26-33, fig. 1. (as James McNeill Whistler, dated early 1870s; as probably a study for Whistler's The White Symphony (whereabouts unknown), as part of the Six Projects; as possibly purchased by Isabella Stewart Gardner from Whistler's studio in 1886 or 1889)
Margaret F. MacDonald. James McNeill Whistler: Drawings, Pastels and Watercolours, a Catalogue Raisonné (New Haven, 1995), pp. 426-27, no. 1163. (as possibly a gift from the artist to Isabella Stewart Gardner, 1892)

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Commentary

Isabella Stewart Gardner kept meticulous records of many of her acquisitions. In keeping with this legacy, object information is continually being reviewed, updated, and enriched in order to give greater access to the collection.