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

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Lady in Grey

Composition


                    Whistler  in his London studio, photograph, Library of Congress
Whistler in his London studio, photograph, Library of Congress
Detail of statuette in  photograph of Whistler in his studio, Library of Congress
Detail of statuette in photograph of Whistler in his studio, Library of Congress

                    Lady in Grey, Metropolitan Museum of Art
Lady in Grey, Metropolitan Museum of Art

Whistler worked with Thomas Waldo Story (1855-1915) on a series of small statuettes such as the one on the shelf behind him in this photograph, which shows a woman with similar costume and prominent hat. The statuettes were unfortunately broken and none seem to have survived.

Technique


                    Lady in Grey, Metropolitan Museum of Art
Lady in Grey, Metropolitan Museum of Art

See MacDonald 1995 (cat. rais.) [more] (cat. no. 933).

Last updated: 4th June 2021 by Margaret