Youth wearing a German cap

Artist: James McNeill Whistler (American, 1834-1903)
Historical period(s)
ca. 1855-1857
Etching on paper
H x W: 8.1 x 4.3 cm (3 3/16 x 1 11/16 in)
United States
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view


etching, United States, youth

Neville D. Goldsmith (1814-1875) [1]

To 1904
Obach & Co., London, to 1904 [2]

From 1904 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Obach & Co. in 1904 [3]

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


[1] See Object file, undated folder sheet note: On back--collector's stamp--N.G.D.--in an oval with the motto: concordia et sedulitata. Curatorial remarks, Kenneth Myers, May 14, 2004: The previously unidentified collector's stamp "N.D.G." belonged to Neville D. Goldsmid (1814-1875).

[2] See Original Whistler List, Etchings, pg. 108, 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)

Neville D. Goldsmid 1814 - 1875
Charles Lang Freer 1854 - 1919
Obach & Co. (C.L. Freer source)

Published References
  • Margaret F. MacDonald, Grischka Petri, Meg Hausberg, Joanna Meacock. James McNeill Whistler: The Etchings, a catalogue raisonĂ©e., 2012. .
  • Fritz Lugt. Les Marques de Collections de dessins & d'estampes; marques estampillees et ecrites de collections particulieres et publiques: Marques de marchands, de monteurs et d'imprimeurs. Cachets de vente d'artistes decedes. Marques de graveurs apposees apres le ti. Amsterdam. cat. 1962.
  • 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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Rights Statement

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