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A Street at Saverne

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At A Glance

  • Period

  • Geography

    United States
  • Material

    Watercolor and graphite on paper
  • Dimension

    H x W: 29.8 x 23.3 cm (11 3/4 x 9 3/16 in)
  • Accession Number



Object Details

  • Artist

    James McNeill Whistler (1834-1903)
  • Description

    View of a small town block, a figure in the distance walking away.
  • Signatures

  • Inscriptions

    Verso: [Dilbermung] Place St Thomas 3" (unknown hand)
  • Paper/Support

    On hot-pressed, wove paper. There is a blind stamp along the top edge reading "FRÈRES."
  • Provenance

    Seymour Haden (1818-1910), London [1]
    To 1898
    H. Wunderlich & Co., New York to 1898 [2]
    From 1898 to 1919
    Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from H. Wunderlich & Co., through Thomas Wilmer Dewing (1851-1938), in November 1898 [3]
    From 1920
    Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [4]
    [1] See Original Whistler List, Haden Collection Drawings, pg. 1, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives.
    [2] See Voucher No. 20, November 1898, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives.
    [3] See note 2.
    [4] The original deed of Charles Lang Freer's gift was signed in 1906. The collection was received in 1920 upon the completion of the Freer Gallery.
  • Collection

    Freer Gallery of Art Collection
  • Exhibition History

    Whistler in Watercolor (May 18 to November 3, 2019)
    Off the Beaten Path: Early Works by James McNeill Whistler (September 28, 2013 to September 28, 2014)
    Young Whistler: Early Prints and the "French Set" (August 28, 2004 to March 13, 2005)
    James McNeill Whistler at the Freer Gallery of Art: Whistler as Artist (May 11, 1984 to December 5, 1984)
    Drawings by James McNeill Whistler (August 1, 1974 to April 14, 1975)
  • Previous custodian or owner

    Francis Seymour Haden (1818-1910)
    H. Wunderlich & Co. (1874-1912) (C.L. Freer source)
    Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919)
  • Origin

    United States
  • Credit Line

    Gift of Charles Lang Freer
  • Type

  • Restrictions and Rights

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