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

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Danseuse athénienne

Provenance

  • Before 1903: acquired from Whistler by Carmen Rossi (fl. 1880/1901) , Paris;
  • 1903: sold at auction, Drouot, Paris, 25 November 1903 (lot no. 4, repr.) as 'Danseuse athénienne', and bought by William Stephen Marchant (1868-1925) , London dealer;
  • 1904: owned by Hedley Cuthbertson according to the Art Journal (possibly Edward Hedley Cuthbertson (1863-1944), a stockbroker in London).
  • 1909: sold at auction, Christie's, London, 21 May 1909 (lot 10), and bought in by Wallis, London dealers;
  • 1909: bought by Charles Lang Freer (1856-1919) , Detroit, 9 July 1909;
  • 1919: bequeathed to the Freer Gallery of Art.

Further details are given in MacDonald 1995 (cat. rais.) [more] (cat. no. 1076).

Exhibitions

  • 1903: Watercolours, Pastels, Drawings in Black and White, Sculptures and Bronzes By British and Foreign Artists Including A Selection of Works by H. B. Brabazon, and A Group of Works by the late James McNeill Whistler, W. Marchant & Co., Goupil Gallery, London, 1903 (cat. no. 39) as 'La Danseuse Athénienne'.

By the terms of Freer's will, this work cannot be lent to another venue.

Last updated: 27th February 2021 by Margaret