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Arrangement in Flesh Colour and Black: Portrait of Theodore Duret  1883

by James Abbott McNeill Whistler

Theodore Duret (1838–1927), heir to a firm of Cognac dealers, was a collector, orientalist, and art critic. An early champion of Courbet, Manet, and the Impressionists, he was introduced to Whistler by Manet. He posed for this portrait in 1883 at Whistler's London studio at 13 Tite Street. At Duret's request, Whistler painted him in full evening dress, but Whistler suggest...
76 1/8 x 35 3/4 in. (193.4 x 90.8 cm)
Oil on canvas
Courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art