The Paintings of James McNeill Whistler

YMSM 078
Self-Portrait

Self-Portrait

Artist: James McNeill Whistler
Date: 1867
Collection: Whereabouts Unknown
Accession Number: none
Medium: oil
Support: unknown
Size: unknown
Signature: unknown
Inscription: unknown
Frame: unknown

Date

Self-Portrait dates from 1867. 1

On 5 February 1867 William Michael Rossetti (1829-1919) saw 'a clever vivacious portrait of himself begun' in Whistler's house in Lindsey Row, Chelsea. 2 There is no further record of this.

Images

Self-Portrait, Whereabouts unknown
Self-Portrait, Whereabouts unknown

Carjat & Cie., J. McN. Whistler, 1864/1865, GUL Whistler PH1/95
Carjat & Cie., J. McN. Whistler, 1864/1865, GUL Whistler PH1/95

Subject

Titles

The only known title is as follows:

Description

William Michael Rossetti (1829-1919) described it as 'a clever vivacious portrait of himself begun.' 4

Sitter

Carjat & Cie., J. McN. Whistler, 1864/1865, GUL Whistler PH1/95
Carjat & Cie., J. McN. Whistler, 1864/1865, GUL Whistler PH1/95

James McNeill Whistler (1834-1903).

Technique

Technique

Unknown.

Conservation History

Unknown.

History

Provenance

There is no record of this portrait after 1867.

The Pennells thought it was the self-portrait owned by George McCulloch (1848-1907) (Arrangement in Grey: Portrait of the Painter y122) but that appears to date from 1872. 5

Exhibitions

Unknown.

Bibliography

Catalogues Raisonnés

Authored by Whistler

Catalogues 1855-1905

Journals 1855-1905

Monographs

Books on Whistler

Books, General

Catalogues 1906-Present

Journals 1906-Present

Websites

Unpublished

Other


Notes:

1: YMSM 1980 [more] (cat. no. 78).

2: Rossetti 1903 [more], p. 222.

3: YMSM 1980 [more] (cat. no. 78).

4: Rossetti 1903 [more], p. 222.

5: Pennell 1908 [more], vol. 1, pp. 80, 137.