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

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Harmony in Black, No. 10

Composition

J. B. Partridge, Caricature of Whistler as Harmony in Black, No. 10, from unidentified press cutting, GUL PC 3, p. 116
J. B. Partridge, Caricature of Whistler as Harmony in Black, No. 10, from unidentified press cutting, GUL PC 3, p. 116

Whistler was caricatured in the pose and dress of Harmony in Black, No. 10 [YMSM 357] by 'JBP', that is, J. Bernard Partridge (1861-1945), in 1886. 1


                    Harmony in Red: Lamplight, The Hunterian
Harmony in Red: Lamplight, The Hunterian

The pose of the figure in the caricature is similar to that of Beatrice Godwin – later Beatrice Philip (Mrs E. W. Godwin, Mrs J. McN. Whistler) (1857-1896) – in Harmony in Red: Lamplight [YMSM 253], although clearly the colour and cut of the costume was different.

Technique

Unknown.

Conservation History

Unknown.

Frame

Unknown.

Notes:

1: GUL PC 3, p. 116.

Last updated: 30th October 2020 by Margaret