The Paintings of James McNeill Whistler

M.0853
Harmony in Crimson and Brown

Harmony in Crimson and Brown

Artist: James McNeill Whistler
Date: 1881/1882
Collection: Private Collection
Accession Number: none
Medium: pen and brown ink
Support: private collection
Size: 6 9/16 x 3 13/16" (167 x 97 mm)
Signature: signed with two butterflies
Inscription: 'Harmony in Crimson and Brown -'

Date

Harmony in Crimson and Brown dates from 1881/1882, but was signed with a second butterfly, probably in 1891.

Harmony in Crimson and Brown,  private collection
Harmony in Crimson and Brown, private collection

It is catalogued in MacDonald 1995 (cat. rais.) [more] (cat. no. 853).

Images

Harmony in Crimson and Brown,  private collection
Harmony in Crimson and Brown, private collection

Sketch of 'Harmony in Crimson and Brown', Colby Museum of Art, 017.2010
Sketch of 'Harmony in Crimson and Brown', Colby Museum of Art, 017.2010

Portrait of Lady Meux in Furs,  photo, GUL Whistler PH4/26
Portrait of Lady Meux in Furs, photo, GUL Whistler PH4/26

Lady Meux and Sir Henry Meux, photo, https://lowewoodmuseum
Lady Meux and Sir Henry Meux, photo, https://lowewoodmuseum

Subject

Sitter

Portrait of Lady Meux in Furs,  photo, GUL Whistler PH4/26
Portrait of Lady Meux in Furs, photo, GUL Whistler PH4/26

Lady Meux and Sir Henry Meux, photo, https://lowewoodmuseum
Lady Meux and Sir Henry Meux, photo, https://lowewoodmuseum

Valerie Susan Meux (née Langdon) (1847-1910) certainly posed for the oil, Portrait of Lady Meux in Furs y230, but possibly not for the drawing.

Technique

Composition

Harmony in Crimson and Brown,  private collection
Harmony in Crimson and Brown, private collection

Sketch of 'Harmony in Crimson and Brown', Colby Museum of Art, 017.2010
Sketch of 'Harmony in Crimson and Brown', Colby Museum of Art, 017.2010

Portrait of Lady Meux in Furs,  photo, GUL Whistler PH4/26
Portrait of Lady Meux in Furs, photo, GUL Whistler PH4/26

This is one of two drawings for Portrait of Lady Meux in Furs y230.

History

Provenance

Exhibitions

There is no record of exhibitions in Whistler's lifetime.

Bibliography

Catalogues Raisonnés

Books on Whistler

Catalogues 1906-Present


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