Courtyard, Chelsea HospitalArtist(s)James Abbott McNeill WhistlerArtist NationalityAmerican (North American)Object Creation Date1888Medium & Supportlithograph with stumping on laid paperDimensions
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 LineBequest of Margaret Watson ParkerSubject 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 ClassificationPrintCollection AreaWesternRights
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