The BoyArtist(s)James Abbott McNeill WhistlerArtist NationalityAmerican (North American)Object Creation Date1875-1876Medium & Supportdrypoint, printed in black ink on laid paperDimensions
13 1/16 in. x 8 9/16 in. ( 33.2 cm x 21.7 cm )Credit LineBequest of Margaret Watson ParkerSubject matter
Whistler executed a number of drypoint portraits during the early and mid-1870s. Because of the amount of plate tone to the right of the image, it is likely that this impression was pulled after Whistler's return from Venice. The sitter is Charles James Whistler Hanson (1870-1935), Whistler's illegitimate son with Louisa Fanny Hanson, believed to be a parlourmaid.Physical Description
A boy with long hair sits on a low ledge or rail, facing to the left but looking at the viewer. The figure is lit from the left and behind the figure to the right is deep shadow.Primary Object ClassificationPrintCollection AreaWesternRights
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