ReadingArtist(s)James Abbott McNeill WhistlerArtist NationalityAmerican (North American)Object Creation Date1879Medium & Supportlithograph wtih scraping on china paper, laid down on white wove paperDimensions
21 9/16 x 15 in. (54.7 x 38 cm);8 7/16 x 6 1/2 in. (21.4 x 16.5 cm)Credit LineBequest of Margaret Watson ParkerSubject matter
Whistler's model Maud Franklin is seen here reading. This lithograph was included in the portfolio "Notes", printed 1887 although the work was drawn in 1879.Physical Description
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.Primary Object ClassificationPrintCollection AreaWesternRights
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