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

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Study for the portrait of Miss Cicely Alexander


  • 1870s: acquired, probably from the artist, by William Cleverly Alexander (1840-1916) ;
  • 1916: passed by family descent to relatives of W. C. Alexander;
  • 2016: accepted by H. M. Government in Lieu of Inheritance Tax and allocated to the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.


  • 1903: possibly Collection of Pictures, Drawings, Prints and China, and Decorative Furniture, Burlington Fine Arts Club, London, 1903 (cat. no. 33) as 'Pastel Sketch'.

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