The photograph reproduced by the Pennells is the sole record of this painting. 1 The photograph gives the proportions for the canvas. Assuming it to have been life-size, these proportions would correspond to a canvas of ca 191 x 90 cm (75 x 35 ½").
It was very freely painted with thin paint and a broad brush. The paint has actually dripped over the skirt on her hip at right.
It was probably destroyed by the artist. There appear to be several long diagonal; scratches at right. It may have been destroyed at the time of Whistler's bankruptcy in 1879.
Last updated: 1st December 2019 by Margaret