The Princess from the Land of Porcelain (La Princesse du pays de la porcelaine)
Artist: James McNeill Whistler, United States, 1834-1903
Oil on canvas
H x W (painting): 201.5 x 116.1 cm (79 5/16 x 45 11/16 in)
woman, fan, princess, United States, American Art
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
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Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Dante Gabriel Rossetti's (1828-1882) studio, London  Unidentified collector, purchased from Dante Gabriel Rossetti's studio  From at least 1872 to 1892 Frederick R. Leyland (1831-1892), London, purchased from the estate of the unidentified collector, from at least 1872  From 1892 Alexander Reid (1854-1928), Glasgow, purchased at auction, Christie's, London, May 28, 1892, no. 39  From ca. 1894-1895 to 1903 Sir William Burrell (1861-1958), Glasgow, purchased from Alexander Reid ca. 1894-1895  From 1903 to 1919 Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Sir William Burrell in 1903  From 1920 Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920  Notes:  See Curatorial Remark 5, Susan Hobbs, 1977, and Curatorial Remark 11, Lee Glazer, May 25, 2010, in the object record.  See note 1.  See note 1.  See note 1.  See Original Whistler List, Paintings, page 10, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives.  Purchased by C.L. Freer on August 20, 1903, as the "The Princess of Porcelain," see notes 1 and 5.  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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