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

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Lady with a Fan

Lady with a Fan dates from 1886. 1

On 1 July 1886 the art critic Malcolm Charles Salaman (1855-1940) described seeing a painting in Whistler's studio, '[A] lady seated … with one hand leaning over the back of a chair, while the other holds a fan. She wears a white evening dress and is seen against a light background.' 2


1: YMSM 1980 [more] (cat. no. 352).

2: Salaman 1886 B [more] .

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