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Creator Name: Whistler, James Abbott McNeill
Creator Nationality: North American; American
Creator Role: Artist
Creator Dates/Places: 1834 - 1903
Creator Name-CRT: James McNeill Whistler
Title: Japanese Woman Painting a Fan
Title Type: Primary
Title: Woman in Japanese Dress
Title Type: Former
Title: Japanese lady decorating a fan
Title Type: alternate
View: Full View
Creation Start Date: 1867
Creation End Date: 1877
Creation Date: c. 1872
Object Type: Drawings and Watercolors
Materials and Techniques: black chalk and pastel
Dimensions: Sheet: 27.9cm x 17.6cm, Secondary Support: 38.5cm x 28.9cm
Inscriptions: signed, center, in black chalk and pastel: [artist's monogram]
AMICA Contributor: The Cleveland Museum of Art
Owner Location: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
ID Number: 1933.222.a
Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. Henry A. Everett for the Dorothy Burnham Everett Memorial Collection
Context: After being expelled from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, Whistler made his way to Europe, where he pursued the life of the artist-bohemian, first in Paris, and then in London. Whistler was a pioneer in appreciating the effects of Japanese prints, and his art is characterized by an Asian subtlety and delicacy. Whistler signed his work with a monogram representing a butterfly, which appears just below the hand of the model in this drawing.
AMICA ID: CMA_.1933.222.a
AMICA Library Year: 1999
Media Metadata Rights:
Copyright, The Cleveland Museum of Art
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