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James Abbott McNeill Whistler
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James Abbott McNeill Whistler


Description Conservation Exhibitions Provenance Inscription Credit
Description Plaquette commemorating the collective exhibition of Whistler's works in Boston, London and Paris, 1905. The obverse shows Whistler at three-quarter length facing left, with a butterfly device. The reverse is inscribed with the quote "MESSIEURS LES ENNEMIS!" with a peacock and second butterfly. This plaque was exhibited at the Grolier Club in 1907.
Conservation
Date Description Narrative
1/03/1979Examinationexamined for condition
Exhibitions
  • A Baltimorean in Paris: George A. Lucas, 1860-1909. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1979.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1904, by purchase [from the St. Louis World's Fair]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Signature] V.D. BRENNER; [Inscribed] Obverse: JAMES MCNEILL WHISTLER / PAINTER ETCHER / AVTHOR Reverse: "MESSIEURS LES ENNEMIS!" [Stamped] On edge: Cornucopia of Paris Mint
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters (St. Louis World's Fair, 1904)

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Period
1905
Medium
bronze
(Coins & Medals)
Accession Number
59.458
Measurements
H: 2 9/16 x W: 3 1/2 in. (6.5 x 8.9 cm)
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Location Within Museum
Not On View

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