One title has been suggested, with variations in punctuation:
'Rose et vert: Une étude' is the preferred title, in conformity with other titles.
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.
Possibly Eva Victoria Carrington (1887-1979) .
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.
Last updated: 22nd October 2020 by Margaret