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

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The Staircase; note in red

Provenance

  • 1893: possibly among 'unfinished' drawings sold at auction, Sotheby's, London, 23 January 1893 (lots 113-130);
  • 1893: possibly acquired through Messrs Dowdeswell, London art dealers, by Henry Studdy Theobald (1847-1934) , London;
  • 1902: bought from Theobald by Charles Lang Freer (1856-1919) , Detroit;
  • 1919: bequeathed to the Freer Gallery of Art.

Further details are given in MacDonald 1995 (cat. rais.) [more] (cat. no. 782).

Exhibitions


                    The Staircase; note in red, framed, Freer Gallery of Art
The Staircase; note in red, framed, Freer Gallery of Art

  • 1881: Venice Pastels, Fine Art Society, London, 1881 (cat. no. 35) as ''The Staircase; note in red'.

Last updated: 16th February 2021 by Margaret