Artist: James McNeill Whistler (United States, 1834-1903)
Etching on paper
H x W (overall): 11.7 x 7.8 cm (4 5/8 x 3 1/16 in)
portrait, child, United States, American Art
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
To 1888 H. Wunderlich & Co., New York, NY, to 1888  From 1888 to 1919 Charles Lang Freer (1854-1944), purchased from H. Wunderlich & Co. in June 1888  From 1920 The Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920  Notes:  See List of Whistler Objects Transferred to Smithsonian Institution, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. This image was purchased from H. Wunderlich & Co. in June 1888, but kept in the Reserve Section until January 1921, when it was transferred to the Smithsonian Institute and given a registration number for that year. The registration number was later changed to correspond with the year of purchase.  See note 1.  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.
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