La Robe Rouge

James Abbott Mcneill Whistler


James Abbott Mcneill Whistler American (1834–1903)

La Robe Rouge

Series: The Studio

Medium: Lithograph

Year: 1894

Signature: Butterfly signature in the stone

Publisher: The Studio, London. Blindstamp lower left

References: Way 68, Levy 96

Size: 7-1/8 x 6 inches

Description: In a composition entitled The Red Dress, one would assume the subject to be just that. This lithograph by Whistler, however, done in black and white, presents more of a portrait of his wife, Beatrix. Confident and self-satisfied, Beatrix engages the viewer with a direct gaze and amused smile. Far from being an illustration of fashion so popular at the time, we instead have a clear visual description of this formidable woman’s personality.

Stock Number: 46053c

Price: $850.00