It was seen by Charles Lang Freer (1856-1919) in Whistler's studio at some time around 1900. He noted that he had seen two versions of 'Annabel Lee' (Annabel Lee [YMSM 079] and Sketch for 'Annabel Lee' [YMSM 080]), 'and another still smaller and very lovely one greenish drapery and wonderful sky ... yellow line behind her', which must have been Ariel. 1
It was not, as far as is known, exhibited in Whistler's lifetime.
Due to the terms of Miss R. Birnie Philip's gift to the University of Glasgow, it is not lendable.
1: [ca 1900], Diaries, Bk 14, Freer Gallery Archives.
Last updated: 22nd October 2020 by Margaret