Chelsea Bridge and Church

Maker(s)
Artist: James McNeill Whistler (American, 1834-1903)
Historical period(s)
ca. 1870-1871
Medium
Drypoint on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 10.2 x 16.7 cm (4 x 6 9/16 in)
Geography
United States
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number
F1894.39
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Print
Type

Drypoint

Keywords
boat, bridge, drypoint, United States
Provenance

To 1894
Frederick Keppel and Co., London, England, and New York to 1894 [1]

From 1894 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Frederick Keppel and Co. in June 1894 [2]

From 1920
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [3]

Notes:

[1] See List of Whistler Objects Transferred to Smithsonian Institution, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. This object was purchased from Frederick Keppel and Co. in September 1894, but kept in the Reserve Section until January 1921, when it was transferred to the main collection and given a registration number of that year.

[2] See note 1.

[3] 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)

Frederick Keppel and Co. (C.L. Freer source)
Charles Lang Freer 1854-1919

Label

Whistler etchings are identified by "G" numbers as assigned in "James McNeill Whistler: The Etchings, a catalogue raisonne," by Margaret F. McDonald, Grischka Petri, Meg Hausberg, and Joanna Meacock (University of Glasgow, 2012), http://etchings.arts.gla.ac.uk. This print is G102 state 7 of 7.

Published References
  • Margaret F. MacDonald, Grischka Petri, Meg Hausberg, Joanna Meacock. James McNeill Whistler: The Etchings, a catalogue raisonĂ©e., 2012. .
  • Howard Mansfield. A Descriptive Catalogue of the Etchings and Dry-points of James Abbott McNeill Whistler. Chicago, 1909. .
  • Katharine Lochnan. The Etchings of James McNeill Whistler. Exh. cat. New Haven and London, 1984. .
  • 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. .
Collection Area(s)
American Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum

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