Rose and Brown: The Philosopher dates from between 1896 and 1897.
A portrait of Charles Edward Holloway (1838-1897), it was painted in Whistler's Fitzroy Street studio about 1896. 1 According to the Art Journal, it was painted in the winter of 1896-1897. 2 According to the artist Albert Ludovici, Jr (1852-1932), it was started in numerous lengthy sittings shortly before the death of the sitter on 5 March 1897. 3
1: Memorial Exhibition of the Works of the late James McNeill Whistler, First President of The International Society of Sculptors, Painters and Gravers, New Gallery, Regent Street, London, 1905 (cat. no. 96).
Last updated: 13th November 2020 by Margaret