Detail from The Canal, Amsterdam, 1889, James McNeill Whistler, The Hunterian, University of Glasgow

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Maud Franklin

Maud Franklin probably dates from between 1875 and 1877. 1

Maud Franklin, Fogg Art Museum
Maud Franklin, Fogg Art Museum

This date is suggested by the appearance of the model, Maud Franklin (1857-1939), who may only have started posing for Whistler in 1873/1874 when she was 16 or 17. In this portrait she looks several years older.


1: Dated 'about 1872/1873' in YMSM 1980 [more] (cat. no. 132).

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