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Courtyard, Chelsea Hospital

Accession Number
1954/1.425

Title
Courtyard, Chelsea Hospital

Artist(s)
James Abbott McNeill Whistler

Artist Nationality
American (North American)

Object Creation Date
1888

Medium & Support
lithograph with stumping on laid paper

Dimensions
11 7/16 x 8 3/4 in. (28.9 x 22.2 cm);11 7/16 x 8 3/4 in. (28.9 x 22.2 cm);22 1/16 x 18 1/8 in. (56 x 46 cm)

Credit Line
Bequest of Margaret Watson Parker

Subject matter
Whistler lived near the Royal Hospital in Chelsea and drew the courtyard of this retreat for pensioners that was designed by Sir Christopher Wren in 1682.

Physical Description
A courtyard is depicted in the foreground with a doorway leading to a long passage in the distance at the right. The chief object of interest is the elaborate portal out of the couryard, flanked by columns and above which is a window with a balcony. Two faintly drawn windows are visible to the left, in front of which two figures sit together on a bench; there is indication of two stories of windows above the doorway, although the one of the third floor is only loosely indicated. The quoined edges of a tall wall at the right leads to a low wall on the right side in the foreground. In the foreground at the left are three children.

Primary Object Classification
Print

Collection Area
Western

Rights
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Keywords
Figures
buildings
doorways
girl
standing
window

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