The Long Gallery, Louvre

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The Long Gallery, Louvre

James Abbott McNeill Whistler

Artist Nationality
American (North American)

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Medium & Support
transfer lithograph with stumping on wove paper

11 3/4 x 8 7/16 in. (29.8 x 21.3 cm);11 3/4 x 8 7/16 in. (29.8 x 21.3 cm);22 1/16 x 18 1/8 in. (56 x 46 cm)

Credit Line
Bequest of Margaret Watson Parker

Subject matter
From Whistler's student days in Paris, he was familiar with copying the Old Masters in the Louvre. Here Whistler has drawn the Grand Galerie, looking east.
This lithograph was published in "The Studio", vol. 3, no. 18, Sept. 15, 1894. Those 3000 impressions bear The Studio blind stamp, which this does not. This impression was probably from the group of about 28 that Thomas R. Way says his firm printed.

Physical Description
A long narrow gallery space, ending in an apse with a door in it is shown at a middle distance. Many works of art can be seen on the right side, stacked high, or skied. At the floor level, people are scattered looking at works of art; at the right is an artist with a large canvas copying another work.

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