The woman in white, Joanna Heffernan, inspired both the painter (she was Whistler's mistress) and the English poet, Swinburne who wrote a poem about her standing before the mirror in this work. The painting, which won a grand prix in the Universal Exhibition in Paris in 1900, contrasts soft round figures with harder geometrical shapes as it moves away from realism and plays with the Japonisme popular in Europe at the time. The authentic stretched canvas replica painting captures the original work's texture, depth of color, and even its bold brushstrokes, which are applied by hand exclusively for Design Toscano. The imported, delicately carved hardwood frame boasts a delicate leaf motif with fine feathered detailing finished in antique gold tones.
Grande: 43.5"Wx48.5"H. framed (35.5"Wx40.5"H. image size, 4"W. frame)