Violet and Blue: The Red Feather dates from between 1897 and 1898. 1
'The "Red Feather"' was completed by August 1898 when Whistler was willing to sell it to Arthur Jerome Eddy (1859-1920). 3 It was recorded as sold by Whistler to Charles Hessele (fl. 1892-1914) in a year later, in the summer of 1899, but this sale may not have been confirmed. 4
It was first exhibited in the Eleventh Exhibition held at the New Gallery, Society of Portrait Painters, London, 1901 (cat. no. 76) as 'Violet and Blue – The Red Feather'.
Last updated: 24th March 2021 by Margaret