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In the Studio, 1865

  • James Abbott McNeill Whistler, American, 1834 - 1903

Watercolor, gouache, and black chalk on tan wove paper mounted to thick paper board

  • Sheet: 11 3/4 × 7 3/4 inches (29.8 × 19.7 cm)
  • 19 1/4 × 15 1/8 × 1 3/16 inches (48.9 × 38.4 × 3 cm)

Founders Society Purchase, Merrill Fund


Signed, in pencil, lower right, verso: J. M. Whistler

Inscribed, in pencil, upper center, verso: S9593 | 327 Whistler Inscribed, upper right: green gold

Dowdeswell and Dowdswell Gallery (London, England)

Alberto Giovanelli, Conte Labia [1876-1937] on December 8, 1949, sold at auction at Galleria Guglielmi, Milan

(Macbeth Gallery, New York, New York, USA)

1951-present, purchase by the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

La Quadreria antico e dell ‘800 nelle raccolte Principe Giovanelli, Conte Labia, eredi Addeo. Sales cat., Galleria Guglielmi. Milan, 1949, no. 219. Expatriates: Whistler, Cassatt, Sargent. Exh. cat., Munson-Williams-Proctor Institute. Utica, 1953, no. 40. MacDonald, Margaret F. James McNeill Whistler: Drawings, Pastels, and Watercolours, A Catalogue Raisonné. New Haven, 1995, p. 105, no. 324 (ill.). James McNeill Whistler Retrospective. Exh. cat., The National Museum of Modern Art. Kyoto, 2014, no. 95. MacDonald, Margaret F. The Woman in White: Joanna Hiffernan and James McNeill Whistler. Exh. cat., National Gallery of Art, Washington and Royal Academy of Arts, London. New Haven and London, 2020, p. 102, pl. 37 (ill.).

James Abbott McNeill Whistler, In the Studio, 1865, watercolor, gouache, and black chalk on tan wove paper mounted to thick paper board. Detroit Institute of Arts, Founders Society Purchase, Merrill Fund, 51.223.