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Street in Old Chelsea

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In 1901, Charles Lang Freer, Whistler’s most important patron, wrote that the artist’s little street scenes were “superficially, the size of your hand, but, artistically, as large as a continent.” [1] Whistler was fascinated by the geometry of shopfronts and streetscapes, recording these...

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Provenance

About 1880-85, the artist. By 1902, Denman Waldo Ross (1853-1935), Cambridge, Mass.; 1909, gift of Denman Waldo Ross to the MFA. (Accession Date: August 26, 1909)

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

about 1880–85

Dimensions

13.33 x 22.86 cm (5 1/4 x 9 in.)

Accession Number

09.297

Medium or Technique

Oil on panel

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Americas

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