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

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Note in Red: The Siesta

Note in Red: The Siesta dates from between 1883 and 1884, and was exhibited in 1884. 1

According to art dealers' records, it was a portrait of Maud Franklin (1857-ca 1941) painted about 1882/1883. The signature suggests a marginally later date of 1883/1884. It was known to the compilers of the 1980 catalogue raisonné only from a photograph, but has been seen since it was acquired by the Terra Foundation for American Art.


                Note in Red: The Siesta, Terra Foundation for American Art
Note in Red: The Siesta, Terra Foundation for American Art

                Arrangement in Pink, Red and Purple, Cincinnati Art Museum
Arrangement in Pink, Red and Purple, Cincinnati Art Museum

The same chaise longue appears in Red and Pink: La Petite Mephisto [YMSM 255] and Arrangement in Pink, Red and Purple [YMSM 324], and the signature is also similar in the latter.

It was first exhibited at 'Notes' - 'Harmonies' - 'Nocturnes', Messrs Dowdeswell, London, 1884 (cat. no. 17).

Notes:

1: Dated circa 1882/1883, YMSM 1980 [more] (cat. no. 254).

Last updated: 2nd April 2021 by Margaret