The Little Red Cap dates from the 1890s, probably between 1892 and 1898. 1
A label on the verso – written by Harold Wright (1885-1961) of Colnaghi's, probably with information from Whistler's sister-in-law, Rosalind Birnie Philip (1873-1958) – states that it was painted in Paris about 1892.
It is difficult to date, but may date from the later 1890s. Comparable paintings include Harmony in Green and Amber: A Draped Study [YMSM 488], Rose et vert: Une étude [YMSM 489], Eve [YMSM 491], Draped Nude [YMSM 492], Study of the Nude [YMSM 493], La Sylphide [YMSM 494], and Rose and Brown: La Cigale [YMSM 495]. La Sylphide, reproduced above, for instance, is thought to date from between 1896 and 1900.
Last updated: 1st November 2020 by Margaret