Arrangement in Grey: Portrait of Master Stephen Manuel dates from 1885.
According to the artist Walter Richard Sickert (1860-1942), Whistler 'was not quick enough for the child, who was wearied with the number of sittings'; and Sickert begged Whistler not to 'attempt to repaint the whole picture to the boy's present condition but merely touch details. The picture is finished.' 1
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