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

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Baby's head

Provenance

  • 1903: in Whistler's studio at his death and bequeathed to his sister-in-law, Rosalind Birnie Philip (1873-1958);
  • 1935: given by Miss Philip to the University of Glasgow.

Exhibitions

  • 1886: possibly 'Notes' - 'Harmonies' - 'Nocturnes', Second Series, Messrs Dowdeswell, London, 1886 (cat. no. 53) as 'Child's Head'.
  • 1889: “Notes” – “Harmonies” – “Nocturnes”, H. Wunderlich & Co., New York, 1889 (cat. no. 50 or 53) as 'Baby's Head'.
  • 1905: Œuvres de James McNeill Whistler, Palais de l'Ecole des Beaux-Arts, Paris, 1905 (cat. no. 177) as 'Tête d'enfant'.

By the terms of Miss Philip's Gift, this work cannot be exhibited elsewhere.

Last updated: 8th December 2020 by Margaret