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

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Harmony in Green and Amber: A Draped Study

Titles

One title, with variations in punctuation, is known:

  • 'Harmony in Green and Amber – A Draped Study' (1936, Glasgow University). 1
  • 'Harmony in Green and Amber: A Draped Study' (1980, YMSM). 2

'Harmony in Green and Amber: A Draped Study' is the preferred version.

Description


                    Harmony in Green and Amber: A Draped Study, The Hunterian
Harmony in Green and Amber: A Draped Study, The Hunterian

A full-length figure study in vertical format. It shows a woman in transparent green/brownish draperies, standing and facing the viewer, with arms resting on a railing behind her. There appear to be draperies over the railing, grey/cerulean blue at left and paler grey with touches of the same blue/grey at right. The background is dark, with hints of grey and greenish blue, possibly intended to suggest sea and sky. The study is in vertical format, and is not finished (she lacks features and a left hand).

Sitter

Not identified.

Notes:

1: James McNeill Whistler, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, 1936 (cat. no. 37).

2: YMSM 1980 [more] (cat. no. 488).

Last updated: 22nd October 2020 by Margaret