The Paintings of James McNeill Whistler

M.0009
Books, pens, cup and saucer

Books, pens, cup and saucer

Artist: James McNeill Whistler
Date: 1845/1847
Collection: Glasgow University Library
Accession Number: Special Collections, Whistler 166
Medium: pen and brown ink
Support: off-white laid paper, in book, Charles de St Hilaire, 'Lectures francaise a l'usage des familles et des maisons d'Education en Russie', St Petersburg, 1841
Size: boards 7 13/16 x 4 3/8"; paper 7 5/8 x 4 1/8" (boards 189 x 112 mm, paper 186 x 105 mm)
Signature: none
Inscription: 'german [illegible] f. Fahles' [or 'Fables'] [illegible]' in an unknown hand

Date

Books, pens, cup and saucer dates from when Whistler was in St Petersburg between 1845 and 1847.

Books, pens, cup and saucer, Glasgow University Library
Books, pens, cup and saucer, Glasgow University Library

It is catalogued in MacDonald 1995 (cat. rais.) [more] (cat. no. 9).

Images

Books, pens, cup and saucer, Glasgow University Library
Books, pens, cup and saucer, Glasgow University Library

Subject

Description

Books, pens, cup and saucer, Glasgow University Library
Books, pens, cup and saucer, Glasgow University Library

A cryptic drawing of, from left to right, a cup and saucer, several sheets of paper, a book and a pot, possibly with quill pens in it.

Technique

Technique

Books, pens, cup and saucer, Glasgow University Library
Books, pens, cup and saucer, Glasgow University Library

A small sketch drawn neatly with a fine pen nib.

History

Provenance

Exhibitions

Not exhibited in Whistlers lifetime.

Bibliography

Catalogues Raisonnés

Catalogues 1906-Present

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