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Purple and Rose: The Lange Leizen of the Six Marks

James Abbott McNeill Whistler, American (active England), 1834 - 1903

Made in Great Britain, Europe


Oil on canvas

36 3/4 × 24 1/8 inches (93.3 × 61.3 cm) Framed: 48 1/2 inches × 34 1/8 inches × 3 inches (123.2 × 86.7 × 7.6 cm)

Curatorial Department:
European Painting

* Gallery 210, American Art, second floor

Accession Number:
Cat. 1112

Credit Line:
John G. Johnson Collection, 1917

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Lange Leizen, which is the Dutch term for "Long Ladies," is the name applied to blue-and-white Chinese porcelain decorated with images of slender women. Whistler's interest in East Asian art can be seen here in the accessories surrounding the model, many of which are based on his own art collection.

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