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

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Rose et vert: Une ├ętude

Titles

One title has been suggested, with variations in punctuation:

  • ' "Rose et Vert" (une étude)' (1904, Société Nationale des Beaux-Arts). 1
  • 'Rose et Vert – Une Étude' (1936, University of Glasgow). 2
  • 'Rose et vert: Une étude' (1980, YMSM). 3

'Rose et vert: Une étude' is the preferred title, in conformity with other titles.

Description


                    Rose et vert: Une étude, The Hunterian
Rose et vert: Une étude, The Hunterian

A study of a full-length nude in vertical format. She wears a blue cap and holds a deep plum-red robe over her head, as if dressing or disrobing. She poses in three-quarter view to left. She stands on a patterned blue and white rug on a dark floor and against a beige wall.

Sitter

Possibly Eva Victoria Carrington (1887-1979) .

Comments


                    La Jeunesse, The Hunterian
La Jeunesse, The Hunterian

                    A nude pulling a black robe over her head, The Hunterian
A nude pulling a black robe over her head, The Hunterian

                    A nude girl holding up a pink cloak, The Hunterian
A nude girl holding up a pink cloak, The Hunterian

Variations on the motif of a girl or woman disrobing abound in Whistler's work. Both artist and viewer become like voyeurs of an intimate activity: the models vary from a young girl with head bowed to a bold and sensual mature woman. Drawings include La Jeunesse [M.1380], the recto of r.: A nude pulling a black robe over her head; v.: Cockerel [M.1382], and A nude girl holding up a pink cloak [M.1621]. Lithographs of nude and robed figures include Model Draping c031 and a rather more energetic figure, La danseuse: A Study of the Nude c049.

Notes:

1: Ouvrages de Peintures, Sculpture, Dessin, Gravure, Architecture et Objets d'Art, 14th exhibition, Société Nationale des Beaux-Arts, Paris, 1904 (cat. no. 1314).

2: James McNeill Whistler, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, 1936 (cat. no. 28).

3: YMSM 1980 [more] (cat. no. 489).

Last updated: 22nd October 2020 by Margaret