An Arrangement in Grey and Green. Portrait of John James Cowan (1846 - 1936)
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An Arrangement in Grey and Green. Portrait of John James Cowan (1846 - 1936) begun 1893
  • Scottish Art
Cowan, an Edinburgh paper manufacturer, sat to Whistler for this portait at least sixty times between 1893 and 1900. Even so, Whistler completed only the head, rubbing down the work on Cowan's grey knickerbocker suit as he was dissatisfied with the result. He did not allow Cowan to have the portrait as it was unfinished.

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  • Acc. No. NG 1744
  • Medium Oil on canvas
  • Size 95.50 x 51.00 cm (framed dimensions: 117.70 x 73.00 x 5.00 cm)
  • Credit Presented by Miss Birnie Philip, associating Mr Cowan's name with the gift 1930