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

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Harmony in Green and Amber: A Draped Study

Composition


                    Harmony in Green and Amber: A Draped Study, The Hunterian
Harmony in Green and Amber: A Draped Study, The Hunterian

                    Modèle drapé, debout devant une balustrade, 1890/1894, The Hunterian
Modèle drapé, debout devant une balustrade, 1890/1894, The Hunterian

                    A dancing  woman in a pink robe, 1888/1895, The Hunterian
A dancing woman in a pink robe, 1888/1895, The Hunterian

In subject and technique this oil is closely related to some of Whistler's watercolours of dancing girls including A dancing woman in a pink robe [M.1212]. In composition it is also related to drawings such as Modèle drapé, debout devant une balustrade [M.1307] and lithographs including the Figure Study c113 of 1894.

Technique


                    Harmony in Green and Amber: A Draped Study, The Hunterian
Harmony in Green and Amber: A Draped Study, The Hunterian

It is painted very thinly, almost like watercolour, with the design just blocked in over the light grey primed canvas.

Conservation History

Unknown.

Frame

69.8 x 57.2 x 3.5 cm.

Last updated: 22nd October 2020 by Margaret