However, the date range of 1898/1899 is more likely. It was possibly this portrait of Carmen that was mentioned by Edward Guthrie Kennedy (1849-1932) on 30 June 1899 as suitable for exhibition in New York. 3
This dating is confirmed by its similarity to other portraits of Carmen, and by the known association of Carmen and Whistler in Paris at this time. The earliest portrait of her was Crimson note: Carmen [YMSM 441], followed by the painting under discussion, Rose et or: La Napolitaine, and Violet and Rose: Carmen qui rit [YMSM 506].
Last updated: 7th June 2021 by Margaret