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

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Study for 'Symphony in Flesh-colour and Pink: Mrs F. R. Leyland'

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                    Study for 'Symphony in Flesh-colour and Pink: Mrs F. R. Leyland', Freer Gallery of
Art
Study for 'Symphony in Flesh-colour and Pink: Mrs F. R. Leyland', Freer Gallery of Art

                    Symphony in Flesh Colour and Pink: Portrait of Mrs Frances Leyland, The Frick
Collection
Symphony in Flesh Colour and Pink: Portrait of Mrs Frances Leyland, The Frick Collection

This is one of numerous studies for Symphony in Flesh Colour and Pink: Portrait of Mrs Frances Leyland [YMSM 106]. Galassi groups this with 'classical' designs for the dress, where the bodice is draped in imitation of a Greek tunic, but here with the fashionable addition of 'a long flowing Watteau pleat that falls from just below a standing ruffed Medici-type collar to the ground.' 1

Notes:

1: MacDonald 2003 [more] , pp. 105-06.

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