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The Velvet Dress (Mrs. Leyland)
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James McNeill Whistler (1834-1903)
Drypoint; ink on paper
H x W: 23.2 x 15.8 cm (9 1/8 x 6 1/4 in)
Seymour Haden (1818-1910), London 
H. Wunderlich & Co., New York to 1898 
From 1898 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from H. Wunderlich & Co., through Thomas Wilmer Dewing (1851-1938), in November 1898 
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 
 See Original Whistler List, Etchings, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives.
 See Voucher No. 20, November 1898, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives.
 See note 2.
 The original deed of Charles Lang Freer's gift was signed in 1906. The collection was received in 1920 upon the completion of the Freer Gallery.
Freer Gallery of Art Collection
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Previous custodian or owner:
Francis Seymour Haden (1818-1910)
H. Wunderlich & Co. (1874-1912) (C.L. Freer source)
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919)
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
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