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The Terrace, Luxembourg

Accession Number
1954/1.448

Title
The Terrace, Luxembourg

Artist(s)
James Abbott McNeill Whistler

Artist Nationality
American (North American)

Object Creation Date
1894

Medium & Support
transfer lithograph with stumping on laid paper

Dimensions
8 3/16 in x 12 1/4 in (20.8 cm x 31.2 cm);8 3/16 in x 12 1/4 in (20.8 cm x 31.2 cm);14 3/16 in x 19 5/16 in (36 cm x 49 cm)

Credit Line
Bequest of Margaret Watson Parker

Subject matter
Whistler's lithographs of the Luxembourg Gardens often focused on groupings of mothers or nannies and their charges. In this image, the group of women and girls before the terrace balustrade are vignetted with only cursory indication of setting.

Physical Description
Six figures, women and girls, sit or stand in front of a balustrade. On the left side is an urn holding a plant; the upper portion of a young tree projects above the balustrade at center; in the distance on the right appears the upper portion of a building with a mansard roof

Primary Object Classification
Print

Collection Area
Western

Rights
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Keywords
Birds
Luxembourg Gardens
Paris
Plants
Vessels
buildings
chairs (furniture forms)
gardens
gardens (open spaces)
seated
sitting
standing
vessels (containers)

1 Related Resource

Girlhood
(Part of 9 Learning Collections)

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