Railway Arch, American Square

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At A Glance

  • Period

    ca. 1886-1888
  • Geography

    United States
  • Material

    Etching; ink on paper
  • Dimension

    H x W: 7 x 16.2 cm (2 3/4 x 6 3/8 in)
  • Accession Number



Object Details

  • Artist

    James McNeill Whistler (1834-1903)
  • Edition/State

  • Provenance

    Bertrand Buchanan MacGeorge (circa 1845 - 1924), Glasgow, Scotland [1]
    Edward G. Kennedy (1849-1932), New York [2]
    To 1903
    H. Wunderlich & Co., New York to 1903 [3]
    From 1903 to 1919
    Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from H. Wunderlich & Co., through Thomas Wilmer Dewing (1851-1938), in 1903 [4]
    From 1920
    Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [5]
    [1] An undated folder sheet note in the object file states "MacGeorge Collection Stamp (BM)" (see Curatorial Remark 2c in the object record). Note that in regard to the periods of ownership by Kennedy and MacGeorge, the order of ownership, relative to each other, is not indicated. Bertrand Buchanan MacGeorge's Whistler collection "was sold in 1902 to H. Wunderlich and Co." (according to The Correspondence of James McNeill Whistler, University of Glasgow).
    [2] An undated folder sheet note in the object file states "Kennedy Stamp (E.G.K.)" (see Curatorial Remark 2d in the object record). Also, see note 1.
    [3] See Original Whistler List, Etchings, Voucher No. 10, March 1903, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives.
    [4] See note 3.
    [5] 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
  • Previous custodian or owner

    Bertrand Buchanan MacGeorge (ca. 1845-1924)
    Edward G. Kennedy (1849-1932)
    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

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