Sketch of Whistler

Artist: George Butler (1819-1890)
Historical period(s)
Pencil on paper
H x W: 16.1 x 12.8 cm (6 5/16 x 5 1/16 in)
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view


portrait, United Kingdom

To 1908
Charles C. Coleman (1840-1928), Capri, to 1908 [1]

From 1908 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), given by Charles C. Coleman in 1908 [2]

From 1920
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [3]


[1] See Reserved Whistler List, Wh. R. 37, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. A note, in Mr. Freer's handwriting, appears on this drawing: "Drawn by Geo. Butler, From C.C. Coleman" (see Curatorial Remark 2 in the object record).

[2] See note 1.

[3] 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.

Previous Owner(s) and Custodian(s)

Charles Caryl Coleman (C.L. Freer source) 1840-1928
Charles Lang Freer 1854-1919

Collection Area(s)
American Art
Web Resources
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