StudyArtist(s)James Abbott McNeill WhistlerArtist NationalityAmerican (North American)Object Creation Date1879Medium & Supportlithograph with scraping, on a prepared half-tint ground, printed in black ink oDimensions
10 7/8 x 6 13/16 in. (27.5 x 17.3 cm);10 7/8 x 6 13/16 in. (27.5 x 17.3 cm);10 5/16 x 6 1/2 in. (26.1 x 16.5 cm)Credit LineBequest of Margaret Watson ParkerSubject matter
Executed shortly after his early lithotints of the Thames, this lithograph, drawn on stone, did not incorporate tusche as did many of the views of the river. Here, the standing figure in diaphanous neo-Grecian drapery was related to works that he explored first in the 1860s and to which he would return in the 1890s, although by then Whistler's reference to antique sources had become more generalized and no longer Greek in inspiration.Physical Description
A standing, lightly draped female figure rests her left hand on a railing and her right hand on a lower support to the left. Her figure is in a contrapposto stance facing the viewer while her face is seen in profile, looking to the right.Primary Object ClassificationPrintCollection AreaWesternRights
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