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

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Nude arranging her hair


  • 1903: owned by Carmen Rossi (fl. 1880/1901) , Paris, according to Forthuny. 1
  • 1903: sold at auction, Drouot, Paris, 25 November 2003 (lot 5, repr.) as Femme nue se coiffant', and bought by 'Mancini' or, more likely, William Stephen Marchant (1868-1925) , London art dealer, who owned it from 1903 until at least 1909.
  • 1914: bought from V. G. Fischer, New York, by Knoedler's, New York art dealers, 13 March 1914;
  • 1914: sold in April to William Welles Bosworth (1869-1966) , New York.

See further details in MacDonald 1995 (cat. rais.) [more] (cat. no. 1490) for further provenance. Its present whereabouts is unknown.


  • 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. 195) as 'Femme nue se coiffant'.


1: Forthuny 1903 B [more] , repr. p. 387 as 'Etude de nu'.

Last updated: 6th March 2021 by Margaret