JAMES MCNEILL WHISTLER (1834-1903)
JAMES MCNEILL WHISTLER (1834-1903)
JAMES MCNEILL WHISTLER (1834-1903)
JAMES MCNEILL WHISTLER (1834-1903)
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Property from the Collection of Elene Canrobert Isles de Saint Phalle
JAMES MCNEILL WHISTLER (1834-1903)

Whistler Smoking

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JAMES MCNEILL WHISTLER (1834-1903)
Whistler Smoking
signed 'Whistler.' (lower right)
oil on panel laid down on cradled panel
9 ½ x 6 5/8 in. (24.1 x 16.8 cm.)
Painted circa 1856-1860
Provenance
(possibly) H. Aubrée and Louis Aubrée, Paris (circa 1899).
Private collection, France.
Jacques Seligmann & Co., Paris and New York (acquired from the above, 1912).
Henry Reinhardt, Chicago, Paris and New York (acquired from the above, 1913).
Henry Ruben Ickelheimer, New York (acquired from the above, 1913).
Philip Henry Isles, New York (by descent from the above, circa 1940).
By descent from the above to the late owner, circa 1960.
Literature
A.E. Gallatin, The Portraits and Caricatures of James McNeill Whistler: An Iconography, New York, 1913, pp. 2-3 and 17-18 , no. 2 (illustrated).
T. Duret, Histoire de J. McN. Whistler et de son oeuvre, Paris, 1914, p. 1, pl. 1 (illustrated; titled Portrait du Whistler par lui-même).
E. Alder, Catalogue of an Exhibition of Portraitures of James McNeill Whistler, exh. cat., University of Rochester, Memorial Art Gallery, 1915, p. 13.
F.G., "Reviews" in The Burlington Magazine, 1916, vol. 29, pp. 131-132.
C.R. Grundy, ed., "The Connoisseur Bookshelf," The Connoisseur, 1919, vol., LIII, p. 237.
N.N. "Art: Whistler" in The Nation, 1 February 1919, vol. 108, no. 2796, p. 176.
E.R. Pennell and J. Pennell, The Life of James McNeill Whistler, Philadelphia, 1919, vol. 1, p. 52.
E.R. Pennell and J. Pennell, The Whistler Journal, Philadelphia, 1921, o.p. 29 (illustrated).
The Joseph and Elizabeth Robins Pennell Collection of Whistleriana, Washington, D.C., 1921, p. 27, no. 144.
A.M. Young, M.F. MacDonald, R. Spencer and H. Mills, The Paintings of James McNeill Whistler, New Haven, 1980, no. 9 (illustrated, pl. 2).
E. Denker, In Pursuit of the Butterfly: Portraits of James McNeill Whistler, exh. cat., Seattle and London, 1995, p. 27, fig. 1:11 (illustrated).
J.F. Heijbroek, M.F. MacDonald, Whistler and Holland, exh. cat., Amsterdam, 1997, fig. 14 (illustrated).
M.F. MacDonald, "Whistler: Painting the Man" in Whistler, Women, & Fashion, exh. cat., The Frick Collection, New York, 2003, pp. 7 and 221, no. 18.
M.F. MacDonald, “James McNeill Whistler: An Artist on Artists” in Visual Culture in Britain, 2015, vol. 16, no. 2, p. 1, no. 8.
M.F. MacDonald and G. Petri, James McNeill Whistler: The Paintings, a Catalogue Raisonné (whistlerpaintings.gla.ac.uk), no. YMSM 009 (illustrated).

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