FirelightArtist(s)James Abbott McNeill WhistlerArtist NationalityAmerican (North American)Object Creation Date1896Medium & Supporttransfer lithograph on wove paperDimensions
11 1/8 in x 8 5/8 in (28.2 cm x 21.9 cm);11 1/8 in x 8 5/8 in (28.2 cm x 21.9 cm);22 1/16 in x 18 1/8 in (56 cm x 46 cm)Credit LineBequest of Margaret Watson ParkerSubject matter
The portraits of Elizabeth Robins Pennell and her husband Joseph were drawn--one each time--during afternoon visits to the Pennell's house. The one of Elizabeth was in particular considered a success. Whistler's fascination with fire-lit subjects such as forges, furnaces, etc. is here extended to portraiture.Physical Description
A woman seated in an armchair, facing towards the left, looks at the viewer. The background is dark but otherwise undescribed.Primary Object ClassificationPrintCollection AreaWesternRights
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chairs (furniture forms)