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Reading

Accession Number
1954/1.421

Title
Reading

Artist(s)
James Abbott McNeill Whistler

Artist Nationality
American (North American)

Object Creation Date
1879

Medium & Support
lithograph wtih scraping on china paper, laid down on white wove paper

Dimensions
21 9/16 in. x 14 15/16 in. ( 54.7 cm x 38 cm )

Credit Line
Bequest of Margaret Watson Parker

Subject 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 Classification
Print

Rights
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Keywords
reading
seated

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