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Seymour Haden Playing the Cello

Image for Seymour Haden Playing the Cello
Data Source
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Previous custodian or owner
Francis Seymour Haden (1818 - 1910)
H. Wunderlich & Co. (1874 - 1912) (C.L. Freer source)
Charles Lang Freer (1854 - 1919)
Provenance
Seymour Haden (1818-1910), London [1]
To 1898
H. Wunderlich & Co., New York to 1898 [2]
From 1898 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from H. Wunderlich & Co., through Thomas Wilmer Dewing (1851-1938), in November 1898 [3]
From 1920
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [4]
Notes:
[1] See Original Whistler List, Haden Collection Drawings, pg. 1, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives.
[2] See Voucher No. 20, November 1898, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives.
[3] See note 2.
[4] The original deed of Charles Lang Freer's gift was signed in 1906. The collection was received in 1920 upon the completion of the Freer Gallery.
Artist
James McNeill Whistler (1834 - 1903)
Date
ca. 1855
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Medium
Pencil, pen and ink on beige paper
Dimensions
H x W: 18.5 x 10.5 cm (7 5/16 x 4 1/8 in)
Type
Drawing
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Accession Number
F1898.160
Topic
portrait
music
cello
United States
musician
American Art
Origin
United States
Restrictions & Rights
Copyright with museum