Self-Portrait probably dates from 1896, but could date from later. 1
Rosalind Birnie Philip (1873-1958) told Harold Wright (1885-1961) of Colnaghi’s that this portrait was painted in Whistler's Fitzroy Street studio about 1896. 2 This information was recorded after Whistler’s death.
Whistler had taken the studio at 8 Fitzroy Street, Fitzroy Square, London, in February 1896, and it was redecorated and ready for use by May. He owned the studio until his death. Thus if this self-portrait was painted in the Fitzroy Street studio it dates from between May 1896 and 1903, or more realistically, between May 1896 and 1902.
Last updated: 2nd November 2020 by Margaret