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The Fur Cloak - Mrs. Herbert

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The Fur Cloak - Mrs. Herbert

James Abbott McNeill Whistler

Artist Nationality
American (North American)

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Medium & Support
drypoint printed in warm black ink on laid paper

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 Line
Bequest of Margaret Watson Parker

Subject 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.

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