Signed by artist, l.r.: Brassai Numbered by artist, l.l.; 3/30 On verso, stamped, l.c.: BRASSAI On verso, stamped, l.l.: Tirage de l'auteur On verso, stamped, l.l.: Interdiction de reproduire sans autorisation de l'autour On verso, inscribed, l.c.: Georges Braque dans son atelier Rue du Douamer a Paris 1946 (A 410) Inscribed, on verso, l.l.: A. 410
A bearded man, seen at some distance, is seated with legs crossed in an armchair with his hands behind his head.
Whistler drew this portrait of his friend and biographer, the American artist Joseph Pennell, to serve as a frontispiece for the upcoming book on lithography that Pennell and his wife Elizabeth Robins Pennell were writing.