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Portrait of Whistler

Accession Number
1977/2.8

Title
Portrait of Whistler

Artist(s)
William Nicholson

Object Creation Date
1897

Medium & Support
color lithograph on textured wove paper

Dimensions
10 1/2 in. x 9 13/16 in. ( 26.7 cm x 24.9 cm )

Credit Line
Museum Purchase

Subject 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 Type
portrait

Additional Object Classification(s)
Print

Collection Area
Western

Rights
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Keywords
James McNeill Whistler
men (male humans)
portraits
standing

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