Landscape with Horses

Maker(s)
Artist: James McNeill Whistler (1834-1903)
Historical period(s)
1859
Medium
Etching and drypoint on paper
Dimensions
H x W (overall): 12.6 x 20.1 cm (4 15/16 x 7 15/16 in)
Geography
United States
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1890.12
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Print
Type

Etching

Keywords
etching, horse, landscape, United States
Provenance

From circa 1890 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from an unidentified source circa 1890 [1]

From 1920
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [2]

Notes:

[1] See Original Whistler List, Etchings, and List of Whistler Objects Transferred to the Smithsonian Institution, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. According to Curatorial Remark 1 in the object record, this object is from the "old collection." See also, Accession File, Collections Management Office, which states that, other than a Voucher date of June 1, there is no further purchase information for this object. It should also be noted that this object was kept in the Reserve Section until January 1921, when it was transferred to the main collection and given a registration number for that year. Later, the registration number was changed to correspond with the year of purchase (see Curatorial Remarks 2 and 5 in the object record).

[2] 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.

Previous Owner(s)

Charles Lang Freer 1854-1919

Label

Whistler etchings are identified by "K" numbers as assigned in Edward Kennedy's catalogue, The Etched Work of Whistler, (New York: Grolier Club, 1910; and subsequent editions). This print is K36, first state, one of two impressions. See also F1898.279.
Whistler etchings are identified by "G" numbers as assigned in "James McNeill Whistler: The Etchings, a catalogue raisonné," by Margaret F. McDonald, Grischka Petri, Meg Hausberg, and Joanna Meacock (University of Glasgow, 2012), http://etchings.arts.gla.ac.uk. This print is G45 state 1 of 2.

Published References
  • Margaret F. MacDonald, Grischka Petri, Meg Hausberg, Joanna Meacock. James McNeill Whistler: The Etchings, a catalogue raisonée., 2012. .
  • Howard Mansfield. A Descriptive Catalogue of the Etchings and Dry-points of James Abbott McNeill Whistler. Chicago, 1909. .
  • Edward G. Kennedy. The Etched Work of Whistler: Illustrated by Reproductions in Collotype of the Different States of the Plates. 4 vols., New York, 1910. .
  • Katharine Lochnan. The Etchings of James McNeill Whistler. Exh. cat. New Haven and London, 1984. p. 74.
Collection Area(s)
American Art
Web Resources
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