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Arrangement in Flesh Color and Brown: Portrait of Arthur Jerome Eddy  1894

by James Abbott McNeill Whistler

A passionate collector and champion of modern art, the Chicago lawyer Arthur Jerome Eddy commissioned James McNeill Whistler to paint his portrait after viewing the artist’s work at the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago. The two became lasting friends, and Eddy published a book on Whistler after the artist’s death in 1903. Unlike contemporaneous artists such as ...
210.7 × 93.3 cm (82 15/16 × 36 3/4 in.)
Oil on canvas
Courtesy of the Art Institute of Chicago