Commissioned in the fall of 1871, this portrait was exhibited at Whistler’s first one-man exhibition in 1874 (an event sponsored by Leyland), but was never considered by the artist to be totally finished. Within its predominantly pink color scheme, intended to set off Mrs. Leyland’s red hair, the subject is depicted wearing a multi-layered gown designed by the artist. [url...
77 1/8 x 40 1/4 in. (195.9 x 102.2 cm)
Oil on canvas
This photographic reproduction is in the public domain (Wikimedia Commons)