House – Red Doorway and Window probably dates from the 1890s. On 16 February 1901 Whistler’s sister-in-law, Rosalind Birnie Philip (1873-1958), listed among small panels in Whistler's studio at 8 Fitzroy Street,‘House - red door-way & window (children seated on step)’. 1
It is possible that it was painted in Lyme Regis in 1895, and was similar in subject to Rose and Red: The Barber's Shop, Lyme Regis [YMSM 444].
1: GUL Whistler BP II Ledger c, pp. 7-8.
Last updated: 1st November 2019 by Margaret