Woman in White featured in National Gallery’s Whistler exhibit

 

James McNeill Whistler, ‘Symphony in White, No. 2: The Little White Girl,’ 1864. Oil on canvas. Overall: 76.5 by 51.1cm (30 1/8 by 20 1/8in), framed: 108.5 by 83 by 11.8cm (42 11/16 by 32 11/16 by 4 5/8 in). Tate, London, bequeathed by Arthur Studd 1919. © Tate, London 2017
James McNeill Whistler, ‘Symphony in White, No. 2: The Little White Girl,’ 1864. Oil on canvas. Overall: 76.5 by 51.1cm (30 1/8 by 20 1/8in), framed: 108.5 by 83 by 11.8cm (42 11/16 by 32 11/16 by 4 5/8 in). Tate, London, bequeathed by Arthur Studd 1919. © Tate, London 2017

WASHINGTON, DC — When James McNeill Whistler (1834–1903) and Joanna Hiffernan (1839–1886) met in 1860, they began a close professional and personal relationship that lasted for more than two decades. Featuring some 60 works including paintings, drawing and prints, The Woman in White: Joanna Hiffernan and James McNeill Whistler explores their partnership and the iconic works of art arising from their collaboration. Bringing together nearly every known depiction of Hiffernan, as well as relevant documents and letters, this exhibition explores who Hiffernan was, her partnership with Whistler, and her role in the creative process. The Woman in White is on view at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., from July 3 through October 10 in its East Building.

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