Two children sit on the ground next to a young tree that stands supported by a stake. The tree's foliage fills the image at the upper right. A fence in the upper part of the image separates the children from buildings in the distance, seen through the tree's branches. Presumably the children are in a part adjacent to a residential neighborhood.
This tender image of a woman and child sitting near a young tree in an urban park shows how skillfully Whistler could with just a few strokes create a complete environment. The setting is at the Inns of Court, Gray's Inn, in London.
Inscribed LC: Park Panorama Signed LR: Ann Nooney Stamped LL: Federal Art Project NYC WPA Addt'l markings: signed LRC: 20 Original NY FAP label in file, date in blue: OCT 9 1939 Stamped in black: OCT 16 1939
Inscribed recto, l.c.: FAIRMOUNT PARK< PHILADELPHIA./ Photographed by James Cremer, 18 South Eighth Street, Philadelphia. Inscribed in ink, verso u.l.: On the Wissahickon Inscribed in pencil, l.r.: B314
A vignetted view of a park where two different walkways intersect. Metal railings frame the wakway and in the upper portion of the image trees can be seen. Along the walkways are groups of people strolling.
This image was drawn in January 1896 from the Whistlers' rooms at DeVere House, a hotel with views overlooking Kensington Gardens.
Signed, in pencil, l.r.: frago Unidentified monogram, l.r. corner: A [Arnoff] Verso; Collector's mark, in black ink, l.r. corner: D. Vivant-Denon (Lugt 779) Inscribed, in pencil, u.l.: Provenant (?) de Chabost In brown ink, u.r.: "dessiné par fragonard, a Tivoli, et fini d'imagination." [possibly in artist's hand]