This unidentified painting dated from 1862. 1
1862: On 18 October Whistler wrote from Guéthary, Basses-Pyrénées, to George Aloysius Lucas (1824-1909), asking him to buy two picture frames in Paris, one of which was to satisfy a commission for a 'toile de vingt'. 2 On 27 October Whistler told Lucas that he intended sending it be framed at the colour shop owned by P. Hardy-Alan (fl. 1860-1903) in Paris, and then sent to the 'Boulevards Exposition' (Société Nationale des Beaux-Arts).
However, he told Ignace-Henri-Jean-Théodore Fantin-Latour (1836-1904) that he was having trouble completing a canvas, although this could have referred to A White Note [YMSM 044]. By the end of November winter had set in, forcing him to leave from Guéthary, as he told Fantin. 3
Last updated: 26th November 2019 by Margaret