Because of the small scale and unfinished nature of this sketch, it would almost certainly have been set aside and not included in works to be sold at the time of Whistler's bankruptcy.
It was not exhibited in Whistler's lifetime. It was first shown at the Whistler Memorial Exhibition in 1905.
By the terms of Miss R. Birnie Philip's gift to the University of Glasgow in 1935, the painting cannot be lent.
Last updated: 22nd October 2020 by Margaret