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without frame: Grey and Gold - High Tide at Pourville

Grey and Gold - High Tide at Pourville

Type
Oil painting
Maker(s)
Artist: James McNeill Whistler (United States, 1834-1903)
Historical period(s)
1899
Medium
Oil on wood panel
Dimension(s)
H x W: 13.9 x 23.4 cm (5 1/2 x 9 3/16 in)
Geography
United States
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1904.163a-b
Label
Many of the paintings Whistler executed in Pourville-sur-Mer in 1899 were completed in September or October, after most vacationers would have returned home. Grey and Gold: High Tide at Pourville exudes the off-season melancholy Whistler described in an 1896 letter to his sister-in-law: "A seaside place after the season is like a theatre in the daytime-there is an uncanny sort of loneliness about it."

James Staats Forbes (1823-1904), London [1]

To 1904
Obach & Co., London, to 1904 [2]

From 1904 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Obach & Co. in 1904 [3]

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

Notes:

[1] See Freer Gallery of Art Purchase List file, Collections Management Office. Also, according to Curatorial Remark 2 in the object record, an undated note from C.L. Freer states: "From the Forbes Collection."

[2] See Original Whistler List, Paintings, pg. 15, 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
James Staats Forbes (1823 - 1904)
Obach & Co. (C.L. Freer source)
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919)
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Painting
Keyword(s)
dog, United States
Collection(s) Area
American Art
Web Resource(s)
Google Cultural Institute

Rights Statement
Copyright with museum






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