James McNeill Whistler (American, 1834-1903) Search this
Chalk and pastel on brown paper
H x W: 28 x 18.5 cm (11 x 7 5/16 in)
Previous custodian or owner:
Constantine Alexander Ionides (1833 - 1900)
Obach & Co. (C.L. Freer source)
Charles Lang Freer (1854 - 1919)
Constantine Ionides and Samura Collections 
Obach & Co., London, to 1902 
From 1902 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Obach & Co. in 1902 
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 
 According to a note from Original Whistler List (see Curatorial Remark 2 in the object record). Constantine Ionides was identifed as the source of the Ionides collection on August 18, 2016.
 See Original Whistler List, Paintings, Etc, Transferred to Smithsonian Institution, January 3, 1921, pg. 1, as well as Original Whistler List, Paintings, pg. 23, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives.
 See note 2.
 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.