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

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Study of a lady's head

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The drawing shows a young woman although some catalogues imply that it was a boy. 1


                    Study of a lady's head, Brown University
Study of a lady's head, Brown University

                    Portrait study of a lady, Whereabouts unknown
Portrait study of a lady, Whereabouts unknown

Study of a lady's head [M.0552] and Portrait study of a lady [M.0553] may be studies of the same woman, but she has not been identified with certainty.

The curious head-gear is similar to that on Profile portrait of a young lady [M.0527], which could possibly be a portrait of Florence Leyland (1859-1921) or Fanny Leyland (1857-1880) .

Notes:

1: i.e. Field sale, Anderson Galleries, New York, 10 December 1918 (lot 156) as 'Sketch of a young man'.

Last updated: 23rd February 2021 by Margaret