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: Entré sur la Grande Promenade à Baden

Entré sur la Grande Promenade à Baden

Type
Drawing
Maker(s)
Artist: James McNeill Whistler (United States, 1834-1903)
Historical period(s)
1858
Medium
Pencil on off-white wove paper
Dimension(s)
H x W: 15 x 19.5 cm (5 7/8 x 7 11/16 in)
Geography
United States
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1898.171
Label
In mid-August 1858, Whistler left Paris on a sketching trip to Alsace-Lorraine and the Rhine, carrying pencils, watercolors, sketchbooks, etching needles, and copper etching plates in a knapsack on his back. He was accompanied by a young French artist named Ernest Delannoy. This comic sketch shows the artists arriving in the fashionable resort town of Baden-Baden, where their rough clothes and bohemian airs disrupted the idyll of bourgeois self-satisfaction. The drawing is on a double sheet of paper that has been removed from a sketchbook-leaving stitching holes down the middle of the image.

Seymour Haden (1818-1910), London [1]

To 1898
H. Wunderlich & Co., New York to 1898 [2]

From 1898 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from H. Wunderlich & Co., through Thomas Wilmer Dewing (1851-1938), in November 1898 [3]

From 1920
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [4]

Notes:

[1] See Original Whistler List, Haden Collection Drawings, pg. 2, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives.

[2] See Voucher No. 20, November 1898, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives.

[3] See note 2.

[4] The original deed of Charles Lang Freer's gift was signed in 1906. The collection was received in 1920 upon the completion of the Freer Gallery.

Former owner
Seymour Haden (1818 - 1910)
H. Wunderlich & Co. (C.L. Freer source)
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919)
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Drawing
Keyword(s)
man, United States
Collection(s) Area
American Art
Web Resource(s)
Google Cultural Institute

Rights Statement
Copyright with museum






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