Portrait of WhistlerArtist(s)William NicholsonObject Creation Date1897Medium & Supportcolor lithograph on textured wove paperDimensions
10 1/2 in. x 9 13/16 in. ( 26.7 cm x 24.9 cm )Credit LineMuseum PurchaseSubject matter
According to the Tate's catalog, this image of Whistler was created for a book called Twelve Portraits. Nicholson created this image when Whistler was at the height of his celebrity, and so Nicholson portrays him as well-dressed and standing at a distance from the viewer. This image is meant to commemorate Whistler's reputation as the leading member of the Aesthetic Movement.Physical Description
This image shows a figure set back a bit from the viewer, and standing at an angle facing toward the left of the page. The figure is dressed in a black suit with a white shirt, and is standing on a fairly plain ground with just a few black lines. The figure's hair and outfit blend into the black background.Primary Object Classification Print Primary Object TypeportraitAdditional Object Classification(s)PrintCollection AreaWesternRights
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James McNeill Whistler
men (male humans)