The Paintings of James McNeill Whistler

M.0099
r.: Dress parade; v.: Cadets at West Point

r.: Dress parade; v.: Cadets at West Point

Artist: James McNeill Whistler
Date: 1852/1853
Collection: Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY
Accession Number: 1970.121.18
Medium: r: pencil, pen, brown ink and wash; v: pen, brown ink and gouache
Support: greenish-brown wove paper laid down on card
Size: 5 x 3 5/16" (127 x 84 mm)
Signature: 'J.W.'
Inscription: 'Oh! when we go out to dress parade / We look so Fine and gay, / We have to carry our guns along, / To keep the girls away.'

Date

r.: Dress parade; v.: Cadets at West Point dates from between 1852 and 1853, and was given to Thomas de Kay Winans (1820-1878).

r.: Dress parade, Metropolitan Museum of Art
r.: Dress parade, Metropolitan Museum of Art

v.: Cadets at West Point, Metropolitan Museum of Art
v.: Cadets at West Point, Metropolitan Museum of Art

It is catalogued fully in MacDonald 1995 (cat. rais.) [more] (cat. no. 99).

Images

r.: Dress parade, Metropolitan Museum of Art
r.: Dress parade, Metropolitan Museum of Art

v.: Cadets at West Point, Metropolitan Museum of Art
v.: Cadets at West Point, Metropolitan Museum of Art

Subject

Site

r.: Dress parade, Metropolitan Museum of Art
r.: Dress parade, Metropolitan Museum of Art

United States Military Academy at West Point.

Technique

Conservation History

The drawing was originally stuck into an album.

History

Provenance

Exhibitions

It was not exhibited in Whistler's lifetime.

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