The Paintings of James McNeill Whistler

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Head of a man

Head of a man

Artist: James McNeill Whistler
Date: 1849/1851
Collection: Rhode Island School of Design
Accession Number: 1994.030.2
Medium: pen and ink
Support: wove paper
Size: 7/8 x 13/16 (24 x 21 mm)
Signature: unknown
Inscription: unknown

Date

Head of a man, drawn between 1849 and 1851, was given to Whistler's schoolmate Edward Lawrence Hyde (1835-1917) at Christ Church Hall, Pomfret, CT.

It is catalogued in MacDonald 1995 (cat. rais.) [more] (cat. no. 35). This entry has been revised.

Images

Head of a man, Rhode Island School of Design
Head of a man, Rhode Island School of Design

Subject

Description

The head of a man in three-quarter view to left. Only his features are shown, not his hair, except for a small moustache and pointed goatee beard.

Sitter

Unknown.

Technique

Technique

It is drawn very neatly, with a fine nib, on smooth medium weight wove rag paper.

Conservation History

The paper appears to be browned or to be a pale beige in colour. It is slightly stained.

History

Provenance

Photostats of drawings owned by Edward L. Hyde were sent to Joseph Pennell (1860-1926) in 1924.

Exhibitions

It was not exhibited in Whistler's lifetime.

Bibliography

Catalogues Raisonnés

Journals 1906-Present

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