Maker(s)
Artist: James McNeill Whistler (American, 1834-1903)
Historical period(s)
1879-1880
Medium
Drypoint on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 20 x 29.1 cm (7 7/8 x 11 7/16 in)
Geography
United States
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number
F1904.294
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Print
Type

Drypoint

Keywords
architecture, boat, city, drypoint, United States
Provenance

From 1880 to 1904
Otto H. Bacher (1856-1909), New York, acquired from the artist in 1880 [1]

From 1904 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Otto H. Bacher in 1904 [2]

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

Notes:

[1] According Curatorial Remark 2, an undated folder sheet note, in the object record: "Note on original list: One of five or six proofs of the plate. This particular impression was presented by Mr. Whistler to Otto F. Bacher, October, 1880." See also, Original Whistler List, Etchings, 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)

Charles Lang Freer 1854-1919
Otto H. Bacher (C.L. Freer source) 1856 - 1909

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 G213 state 1 of 1.

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