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James Abbott McNeill Whistler

James Abbott McNeill Whistler, by Sir Leslie Ward, 1877-1879 -NPG 1700a - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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James Abbott McNeill Whistler

by Sir Leslie Ward
Watercolour and chalk with touches of pen and ink on millboard, 1877-1879
14 5/8 in. x 9 1/4 in. (372 mm x 235 mm)
NPG 1700a

Inscriptionback to top

Signed and dated in chalk centre right: ‘Leslie Ward – / 1878’.

This portraitback to top

NPG 1700a is a whole-length watercolour sketch of Whistler related to the three-quarter-length on the other side of the millboard support, for which see NPG 1700 (with details of acquisition).

Carol Blackett-Ord

Physical descriptionback to top

Whole-length slightly to right, head three-quarters to left, monocle in right eye, white lock and hat, right hand on hip, left hand resting on cane.

Conservationback to top

Conserved, 1995; 1996.

Provenanceback to top

Purchased by the Gallery from Ernest Brown and Phillips, April 1913 (verso of NPG 1700).

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