1860-61. Oil on canvas. Freer Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, USA. More.
Harmony in Green and Rose: The Music Room.
The picture was first called The Morning Call. The scene is set in the music room of the home of Whistler’s half-sister Deborah and her husband Francis Seymour Haden. It shows Deborah’s image, reflected in the mirror to the left, her daughter Annie, and, standing in riding dress, Isabella Boott, a niece of Kirk Boott, the founder of Lowell, Massachusetts, who had first invited Whistler’s father to Lowell in 1834. Isabella’s eldest sister had married Haden’s younger brother. Whistler’s mother gave the picture to her daughter-in-law, Julia, the wife of Whistler’s half-brother George