Sketches on the Coast Survey Plate

Maker(s)
Artist: James McNeill Whistler (1834-1903)
Historical period(s)
1854
Medium
Etching on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 14.5 x 25.9 cm (5 11/16 x 10 3/16 in)
Geography
United States
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1897.17
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Print
Type

Etching

Keywords
etching, United States
Provenance

To 1897
Frederick Keppel and Co., London, England, and New York to 1897 [1]

From 1897 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Frederick Keppel and Co. in 1897 [2]

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

Notes:

[1] See Original Whistler List, Etchings, pg. 95, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives.

[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 G1 state 1 of 1.

Published References
  • Margaret F. MacDonald, Grischka Petri, Meg Hausberg, Joanna Meacock. James McNeill Whistler: The Etchings, a catalogue raisonée., 2012. .
  • Untitled newspaper article. Washington, March 3, 1937. .
  • 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. .
  • Burns A. Stubbs. James McNeill Whistler: A Biographical Outline Illustrated from the Collections of the Freer Gallery of Art. vol. 1, no. 4 Washington, 1950. pl. 3.
  • Katharine Lochnan. The Etchings of James McNeill Whistler. Exh. cat. New Haven and London, 1984. p. 14.
  • Why Whistler lost his job. vol. 110 New York, July 4, 1931. pp. 21, 23.
  • Emily Ballew Neff. The Modern West: American Landscapes 1890-1950. Exh. cat. Houston. p. 22.
  • Charles Henry Deetz. Cartography: a review and guide for the construction and use of maps and charts. Special publication (U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey), no. 205. Washington. p. 80, fig. 30.
  • James Warren Lane, Aimee Crane. Whistler. New York. p. 81.
  • David Park Curry. James McNeill Whistler at the Freer Gallery of Art. Washington and New York, 1984. p. 220, fig. 168-171.1.
Collection Area(s)
American Art
Web Resources
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