The Fur Cloak - Mrs. HerbertArtist(s)James Abbott McNeill WhistlerArtist NationalityAmerican (North American)Object Creation Date1887Medium & Supportdrypoint printed in warm black ink on laid paperDimensions
8 1/2 x 4.9 in. (21.43 x 12.54 cm);8 1/2 x 4.9 in. (21.43 x 12.54 cm)Credit LineBequest of Margaret Watson ParkerSubject matter
The sitter, Mrs. Herbert, has not been identified; however, this atmospheric portrait is similar to his painted full-length figure portraits of people such as Duret. It is also reminiscent of his portrait of Maud Franklin from 1876, "Arrangement in Black and Brown: The Fur Jacket" in its atmospheric handling of the figure.Physical Description
A woman stands facing the viewer in a shadowy, undefined setting. She has her hair pulled back and has her left foot slightly forward. Around her is a full length coat with a broad collar, a necktie at her throat and a long skirt.Primary Object ClassificationPrintCollection AreaWesternRights
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