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American and European Figurative Paintings

James Abbott McNeil Whistler

American (1834-1903)

Women and Children outside a Brittany Shop, circa 1888
Watercolor on linen, 5 x 8 1/2 inches

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In the artist’s studio at his death
Miss R. Birnie Philip, 1903 (the artist’s sister-in-law)
Colnaghi & Co., London, acquired from above, March 1943
Villiers Davis, London, acquired from above, 30 April 1943-1985
Sale: Christie’s, New York, 6 December 1985, lot 182, color illustrated
Acquired by the present owner from above sale, 1985-2012


Margaret MacDonald, James McNeill Whistler: Drawings, Pastels and Watercolors: A Catalogue Raisonné, New Haven, Connecticut, 1995, p. 432, no. 1187, illustrated

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