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Black and white view of boats in a port. Small sailboats are docked along the edge of the water. Buildings are grouped at the water's edge. 
James Abbott McNeill Whistler (American (North American))
The "Adam and Eve," Old Chelsea
1878
Gift of Sara Atwell, Suzanne Farhat, and Christine Mills in honor of Dorothy Farhat
2021/1.84
A woman is seen seated in a chair, facing to the left but looking towards the viewer. She is in a long dress with long sleeves. She has her hands in her lap and holds a sheet of paper.
James Abbott McNeill Whistler (American (North American))
The Letter (Maud, seated)
1873
Gift of Alan and Marianne Schwartz
1993/2.33
Five children (some only partially rendered) stand before a covered passageway of a building with the lower part of a second story window visible. Through the passageway in the midle distance can be seen a street corner with a woman on the sidewalk, and beyond that additional shops with men on the sidewalk. At the upper right is a flower-like form that is the artist's "butterfly" signature.
James Abbott McNeill Whistler (American (North American))
Drury Lane, from the Twenty-Six Etchings (Second Venice Set)
1880 – 1881
Gift of Nesta R. Spink
2001/2.136
A seated female faces towards the viewer. She is leaning back in her chair, her chin resting on her left arm; she holds papers in her right hand that are in her lap.
James Abbott McNeill Whistler (American (North American))
La Belle Dame Paresseuse
1894
Bequest of Margaret Watson Parker
1954/1.450
Three figures, two men and a woman, are seen seated around a round table with a lamp; all are engaged in reading in the pool of light provided by the lamp. The rest of the interior is fairly dark, particularly in the portion of the room behind the lamp. The man at the back of the table is shown roughly face-on; the man to the left is leaning back with his legs stretched out in front of him; the woman is closest to the viewer, shown in profile, holding her book fairly close to her face.
James Abbott McNeill Whistler (American (North American))
The Music Room
1858
Bequest of Margaret Watson Parker
1954/1.334
A man in a broad-brimmed hat and a moustache sits sketching, his face largely in shadow. Around him are clustered groups of children absorbed in watching him draw. A single figure of a boy, standing slightly apart at the right, gazes out at the viewer.
James Abbott McNeill Whistler (American (North American))
The Title Page for "Douze Eaux Fortes d'après Nature" or the French Set
1856 – 1858
Bequest of Margaret Watson Parker
1954/1.332
A nude model sits against a cabinet reading. She is shown largely in profile; her head, wraped in a scarf, looks down at the book she holds. She faces left and her left leg is crossed over the right. Behind her on the cabinet are objects including fabric.
James Abbott McNeill Whistler (American (North American))
The Little Nude Model Reading
1890
Bequest of Margaret Watson Parker
1954/1.428
A courtyard is depicted in the foreground with a doorway leading to a long passage in the distance at the right. The chief object of interest is the elaborate portal out of the couryard, flanked by columns and above which is a window with a balcony. Two faintly drawn windows are visible to the left, in front of which two figures sit together on a bench; there is indication of two stories of windows above the doorway, although the one of the third floor is only loosely indicated. The quoined edges of a tall wall at the right leads to a low wall on the right side in the foreground. In the foreground at the left are three children.
James Abbott McNeill Whistler (American (North American))
Courtyard, Chelsea Hospital
1888
Bequest of Margaret Watson Parker
1954/1.425
A seated woman in a long dress and hat sits in profie reading. Her body is positioned looking towards the left. Behind the figure is broad diagonal hatching lines that create a sense of space while leaving the specific setting undescribed. At the lower right is a "butterfly" signature of the artist.
James Abbott McNeill Whistler (American (North American))
Reading
1879
Bequest of Margaret Watson Parker
1954/1.422
A French town, with houses along a canal or river in the foreground extends in the distance showing rooflines and towers under a blustery sky.
James Abbott McNeill Whistler (American (North American))
Vitré—The Canal
1893
Bequest of Margaret Watson Parker
1954/1.435
A seated woman in a long dress and hat sits in profie reading. Her body is positioned looking towards the left. Behind the figure is broad diagonal hatching lines that create a sense of space while leaving the specific setting undescribed. At the lower right is a "butterfly" signature of the artist.
James Abbott McNeill Whistler (American (North American))
Reading
1879
Bequest of Margaret Watson Parker
1954/1.421
The thriving commercial activity of a metropolitan river is shown as ships and barges of all types maneuver along the river's edge in the foreground. In the middle distance a bridge spans the water and beyond more buildings are loosely sketched in.
James Abbott McNeill Whistler (American (North American))
Old Hungerford Bridge, from the 'Sixteen Etchings,' or the 'Thames Set'
1861
Bequest of Margaret Watson Parker
1955/1.121
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