Purple and Rose: The Lange Leizen, of the Six Marks

James Abbot McNeill Whistler (1834–1903)


Oil on canvas

Height: 92.08 cm (36.25 in.), Width: 61.6 cm (24.25 in.)

Philadelphia Museum of Art, PA

Source: The Athenaeum website (which states that the image is in the public domain)

In their biography of Whistler, Elizabeth and Joseph Pennell say: "It was not Japan he wanted to paint, but the beautiful colour and form of Japanese detail, as the titles he afterwards found for the pictures explain: Purple and Rose, Caprice in Purple and Gold, Harmony in Flesh Colour and Green, Rose and Silver" (122). [Mouse over the text for links. The commentary continues below.]