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The Little Nude Model Reading

Accession Number
1954/1.429

Title
The Little Nude Model Reading

Artist(s)
James Abbott McNeill Whistler

Artist Nationality
American (North American)

Object Creation Date
1890

Medium & Support
lithograph on laid paper

Dimensions
11 3/8 x 8 7/8 in. (28.8 x 22.5 cm)

Credit Line
Bequest of Margaret Watson Parker

Subject matter
The model for this figure is probably one of the Pettigrew sisters and the composition is very closely related to a pastel in the Fogg, "The Fortune Teller--A Red Note", 1886.

Physical Description
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.

Primary Object Classification
Print

Collection Area
Western

Rights
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Keywords
nudes
reading
seated

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