The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler

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Winthrop Astor Chanler, 1863-1926

Nationality: American
Date of Birth: 1863
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Date of Death: 1926
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Winthrop Astor Chanler, soldier and sportsman (keen on fox-hunting) and friend of the artist Harper Pennington. Pennington mentioned him to JW, implying they had met.


The family were patrons of John Singer Sargent; a portrait of Elizabeth Winthrop Chanler (Mrs John Jay Chapman) painted in 1893 is now in the Smithsonian Museum of American Art.

Bibliography: (accessed 2005); 'Director's Choice: Elizabeth Winthrop Chanler, John Singer Sargent', (accessed 2005); Howe papers, Harvard University, MA.