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

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Portrait of Maud Franklin

Technique

Whistler and Portrait of Maud Franklin, photograph, albumen print, GUL Whistler PH1/120
Whistler and Portrait of Maud Franklin, photograph, albumen print, GUL Whistler PH1/120

The photograph of Whistler painting this portrait shows him mixing his paints with a very long brush on his table palette. This photograph indicates the scale and proportions of the portrait, on a canvas of approximately 191 x 91 cm (75 x 36").

Malcolm Charles Salaman (1855-1940) wrote: 'The painting of the head is as refined and beautiful a piece of work as I have ever seen.' 1

Conservation History

Unknown.

Frame

Whistler and Portrait of Maud Franklin, photograph, albumen print, GUL PH1/120
Whistler and Portrait of Maud Franklin, photograph, albumen print, GUL PH1/120

The picture is shown in its frame in this late 1880s photograph.

Notes:

1: Salaman 1886, ibid.

Last updated: 14th October 2020 by Margaret