Jo's Bent HeadArtist(s)James Abbott McNeill WhistlerArtist NationalityAmerican (North American)Object Creation Date1861Medium & Supportdrypoint, printed in dark brown ink on laid paperDimensions
12 5/8 in x 7 5/8 in (32.07 cm x 19.37 cm)Credit LineBequest of Margaret Watson ParkerSubject matter
Whistler's "secret of drawing" approach allows him here to concentrate on Joanna Hiffernan's profile, describing the rest of her body in a few cursory lines.
Margaret Watson Parker acquired three impressions taken from this plate, each has differences in printing and papers.Physical Description
A young woman is seen sitting in profile. She faces to the right, her head bent downward, her wavy hair framing her face and falling down her back. Only the face and hair are drawn fully, the rest of the woman's body is quickly rendered in a few lines.Primary Object ClassificationPrintCollection AreaWesternRights
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women (female humans)