1894: sold by Whistler to
Charles Lang Freer (1856-1919)
1919: bequeathed to the Freer Gallery of Art.
Details are given in MacDonald 1995 (cat. rais.) [more]
(cat. no. 1277).
Seventy-second Annual Exhibition, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, 1903 (cat. no. 2).
Oil Paintings, Water Colors, Pastels and Drawings: Memorial Exhibition of the Works of Mr. J. McNeill Whistler, Copley Society, Boston, 1904 (cat. no. 130) as 'Rose and Red. The little Pink Cap'.
Œuvres de James McNeill Whistler, Palais de l'Ecole des Beaux-Arts, Paris, 1905 (cat. no. 144) as 'Rose and Red. The little Pink Cap'.
It is just possible, if this pastel dates from a year or two earlier, that it was Red and Pink
[M.1207], which was exhibited in
“Notes” – “Harmonies” – “Nocturnes”, H. Wunderlich & Co., New York, 1889 (cat. no. 60).
By the terms of Freer's will, this work cannot be lent to another venue.