Harmony in Yellow and Gold: The Gold Girl—Connie Gilchrist

James McNeill Whistler American

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Constance Macdonald Gilchrist (1865-1946), popularly known as "the original Gaiety Girl," had a successful career on the London stage in light comedy and vaudeville. Whistler posed her in his studio as she appeared on the stage of the Gaiety Theatre in the skipping-rope dance. In addition to being a portrtait of the popular young dancer, the painting is an experiment in design and color, presenting a visual dialogue between solid forms and flat, decorative patterns.

Harmony in Yellow and Gold: The Gold Girl—Connie Gilchrist, James McNeill Whistler (American, Lowell, Massachusetts 1834–1903 London), Oil on canvas, American

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