Fishing Boats, Hastings

Maker(s)
Artist: James McNeill Whistler (1834-1903)
Historical period(s)
1877
Medium
Etching on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 15.1 x 25.3 cm (5 15/16 x 9 15/16 in)
Geography
United States
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1903.36
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Print
Type

Etching

Keywords
boat, etching, fishing, United States
Provenance

Bertrand Buchanan MacGeorge (circa 1845 - 1924), Glasgow, Scotland [1]

To 1903
H. Wunderlich & Co., New York, NY, to 1903 [2]

From 1903 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from H. Wunderlich & Co., through Thomas Wilmer Dewing (1851-1938), in 1903 [3]

From 1920
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [4]

Notes:

[1] An undated folder sheet note in the object file states "On back, stamp, B.M. (MacGeorge Collection Stamp)" (see Curatorial Remark 2 in the object record). 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] See Original Whistler List, Etchings, Voucher No. 10, March 1903, 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.

Previous Owner(s)

Bertrand Buchanan MacGeorge ca. 1845-1924
Charles Lang Freer 1854-1919
H. Wunderlich & Co. (C.L. Freer source) 1874-1912

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 G163 state 3b of 4.

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. .
  • 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
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