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

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Mrs Leyland, standing holding a fan


  • 1908: Obach & Co., London art dealers, sent eleven drawings to Charles Lang Freer (1856-1919) , from which he bought four including this;
  • 1919: bequeathed by Charles Lang Freer (1856-1919) to the Freer Gallery of Art.

Further details are given in MacDonald 1995 (cat. rais.) [more] (cat. no. 430).


  • 1874: possibly Mr Whistler's Exhibition, Flemish Gallery, 48 Pall Mall, London, 1874 (cat. no. 19, 29 or 30) as 'Design for Dress'.

By the terms of C. L. Freer's will, this drawing can not be lent to other venues.

Last updated: 8th March 2021 by Margaret