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Symphony in grey and brown: Lindsey Row, Chelsea: PD.17-1948

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Current Location: In storage


Symphony in grey and brown: Lindsey Row, Chelsea


Painter: Whistler, James Abbott McNeill (Imitation of)




History note: W. Quittner; bt. from him by Roland, Browse & Delbanco, London, 1947; sold the same year to E. Milner-White

Measurements and weight

Height: 30.2 cm
Width: 26.4 cm

Relative size of this object

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1948) by Milner-White, Eric



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Materials used in production

Oil paint

Components of the work

Support composed of canvas

Techniques used in production

Painting (image-making) : Oil on canvas

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: (damaged butterfly signature)
  • Location: Lower left
  • Method of creation: Pale blue
  • Type: False signature
  • Text: Exhibition of paintings, water-colours, pastels, etchings and lithographs by the late James McNiell Whistler, First President of the International Society of Sculptors, Painters and Gravers (lent anonymously)
  • Location: Verso, frame
  • Type: Label

Inscription present: the top part of the label only remaining

  • Text: London International Exhibition Society, founded in 1881, at the United Art Gallery, 116 and 117, New Bond Street
  • Location: Verso, frame
  • Type: Label

References and bibliographic entries

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Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.17-1948
Primary reference Number: 4024
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 3 August 2020 Last processed: Wednesday 24 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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