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with frame: Nocturne: Blue and Silver--Bognor

Nocturne: Blue and Silver--Bognor

Type
Oil painting
Maker(s)
Artist: James McNeill Whistler (United States, 1834-1903)
Historical period(s)
1871-1876
Medium
Oil on canvas
Dimension(s)
H x W: 50.3 x 80.3 cm (19 13/16 x 31 5/8 in)
Geography
United States
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1906.103a-b

To 1906
Alfred Chapman (1839-1917), Liverpool, to 1906 [1]

From 1906 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Alfred Chapman in 1906 [2]

From 1920
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [3]

Notes:

[1] See Original Whistler List, Paintings, pg. 2, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. See also, the letter from Charles Lang Freer to Alfred Chapman dated October 13, 1899, in the object file.

[2] See note 1.

[3] 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
Alfred Chapman (C.L. Freer source) (1839 - 1917)
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919)
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Painting
Keyword(s)
beach, landscape, night, nocturne, ocean, United States
Collection(s) Area
American Art
Web Resource(s)
Google Art Project, Google Cultural Institute

Rights Statement
Copyright with museum






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