The Sleeper


B. B. MacGeorge, Glasgow; Martin Birnbaum, New York (according to Kerrigan sale catalogue); Esther Slater Kerrigan (sale New York, Parke-Bernet Galleries, January 8–10, 1942, no. 32 {as Woman Reclining}); Scott and Fowles, New York (bought by Robert Sterling Clark, 1942).

James McNeill Whistler

American, 1834–1903, active in England and France

The Sleeper


Black chalk on paper

Overall: 9 5/8 x 6 7/8 in. (24.4 x 17.5 cm)

Acquired by Sterling and Francine Clark before 1955




Haverkamp-Begemann, Egbert, Standish D. Lawder, and Charles W. Talbot, Jr. Drawings from the Clark Art Institute: A Catalogue Raisonné of the Robert Sterling Clark Collection of European and American Drawings, Sixteenth Through Nineteenth Centuries, at the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, Williamstown. 2 volumes. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1964.