Note in Red: The Siesta dates from between 1883 and 1884, and was exhibited in 1884. 1
According to art dealers' records, it was a portrait of Maud Franklin (1857-1939) painted about 1882/1883. The signature suggests a marginally later date of 1883/1884. It was known to the compilers of the 1980 catalogue raisonné only from a photograph, but has been seen since it was acquired by the Terra Foundation for American Art.
It was first exhibited at 'Notes' - 'Harmonies' - 'Nocturnes', Messrs Dowdeswell, London, 1884 (cat. no. 17).
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