The Paintings of James McNeill Whistler

M.0085.
Prisoner in a cell

Prisoner in a cell

Artist: James McNeill Whistler
Date: 1851/1852
Collection: Beaverbrook Canadian Foundation, Beaverbrook Art Gallery, Fredericton, NB
Accession Number: 59.278
Medium: pencil, pen, dark brown ink and wash
Support: buff paper laid down on board
Size: 4 3/4 x 6" (120 x 153 mm)
Signature: 'J. Whistler'
Inscription: none

Date

Prisoner in a cell dates from between 1851 and 1852.

Prisoner in a cell, Beaverbrook Art Gallery
Prisoner in a cell, Beaverbrook Art Gallery

It is fully catalogued in MacDonald 1995 (cat. rais.) [more] (cat. no. 85).

Images

Prisoner in a cell, Beaverbrook Art Gallery
Prisoner in a cell, Beaverbrook Art Gallery

Subject

Description

Prisoner in a cell, Beaverbrook Art Gallery
Prisoner in a cell, Beaverbrook Art Gallery

A ragged bearded man sits on the ground at left, fsacing right. At upper right, two men carrying a lantern peer round a corner at him.

Technique

Technique

Prisoner in a cell, Beaverbrook Art Gallery
Prisoner in a cell, Beaverbrook Art Gallery

See MacDonald 1995 (cat. rais.) [more] (cat. no. 85).

History

Provenance

For further details see MacDonald 1995 (cat. rais.) [more] (cat. no. 84); this record has been corrected.

Exhibitions

As far as is known, this was not exhibited in Whistler's lifetime.

Bibliography

Catalogues Raisonnés


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