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Study of a draped female figure with outstretched arm: PD.63-1959

Object information

Titles

Study of a draped female figure with outstretched arm
Slight sketches in black chalk on brown paper

Maker(s)

Whistler, James Abbott McNeill (Draughtsman)

Notes

History note: From the collection of C.J. Knowles; Mrs Loyse Knowles

Measurements and weight

Height: 186 mm
Width: 130 mm

Relative size of this object

13 m18.6 m What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1959) by Knowles, Guy John Fenton

Note

For 'The Six Projects' which apparently showed women walking by the sea.

School or Style

American

Materials used in production

Black pastel
White pastel

Components of the work

Support composed of paper ( brown)

Techniques used in production

Drawing : Recto: black and white pastel chalks verso: black chalk on brown paper

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: small, faded unreadable

  • Text: (?)
  • Location: Frame, verso
  • Method of creation: Label
  • Text: Dowdeswell's / Publishers, Valuers of, and Dealers in / Works of Fine Art / 13, New Bond Street
  • Location: Frame, verso
  • Method of creation: Label

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.63-1959
Primary reference Number: 14354
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 3 August 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Paintings, Drawings and Prints

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