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The Boy

Accession Number
1954/1.358

Title
The Boy

Artist(s)
James Abbott McNeill Whistler

Artist Nationality
American (North American)

Object Creation Date
1875-1876

Medium & Support
drypoint, printed in black ink on laid paper

Dimensions
13 1/16 in. x 8 9/16 in. ( 33.2 cm x 21.7 cm )

Credit Line
Bequest of Margaret Watson Parker

Subject 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 Classification
Print

Collection Area
Western

Rights
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Keywords
Figures
boy
boys
children (people by age group)
seated
seated figures

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