The Paintings of James McNeill Whistler

M.0056
Sir John Chester

Sir John Chester

Artist: James McNeill Whistler
Date: 1849/1852
Collection: Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY
Accession Number: 1970.121.29
Medium: pencil, pen and brown ink
Support: off-white wove paper laid down on card
Size: 3 13/16 x 2 5/16" (96 x 59 mm)
Signature: none
Inscription: 'Sir John Chester -' possibly by Whistler

Date

Sir John Chester dates from between 1849 and 1852 and was given by Whistler to Thomas de Kay Winans (1820-1878).

Sir John Chester, Metropolitan Museum of Art
Sir John Chester, Metropolitan Museum of Art

It is catalogued in MacDonald 1995 (cat. rais.) [more] (cat. no. 56). The Metropolitan Museum gives the measurements 3 3/4 x 2 3/16" (9.5 x 5.6 cm).

Images

Sir John Chester, Metropolitan Museum of Art
Sir John Chester, Metropolitan Museum of Art

Sir John Chester and other drawings in a  scrapbook, Metropolitan Museum of Art
Sir John Chester and other drawings in a scrapbook, Metropolitan Museum of Art

Subject

Description

Sir John Chester is an illustration to Barnaby Rudge by Charles Dickens (1812-1870).

Technique

Conservation History

Sir John Chester and other drawings in a  scrapbook (p. 7), Metropolitan Museum of Art
Sir John Chester and other drawings in a scrapbook (p. 7), Metropolitan Museum of Art

The drawing was originally stuck by Winans, Whistler, or one of the family members, in a scrapbook.

History

Provenance

Exhibitions

It was not exhibited in Whistler's lifetime.

Bibliography

Catalogues Raisonnés

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