Trial Sketch: Grande Rue, Dieppe

Artist: James McNeill Whistler (1834-1903)
Historical period(s)
probably 1891 (only printed posthumously)
Lithograph on paper
H x W: 7.3 x 12.8 cm (2 7/8 x 5 1/16 in)
United States
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view


architecture, United States

To 1905
Thomas Robert Way (1861-1913), London, to 1905 [1]

From 1905 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), given by Thomas Robert Way in summer of 1905 [2]

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


[1] According to Curatorial Remark 1 in the object record. Curatorial Remark 2 in the object record documents an undated folder sheet note, which states: "In pencil on the back in Mr. Freer's handwriting: Transferred to stone from a sketch by Whistler. T.R.W. gift--1905." See also, Accession List, Collections Management office. See further, the Original Whistler List, Lithographs, 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
Thomas Robert Way (C.L. Freer source) 1861-1913


Whistler lithographs are identified by "C." numbers as described in The Lithographs of James McNeill Whistler (Chicago: The Art Institute of Chicago, 1998). This print is C.44, single state, only impression. Transferred and printed posthumously.

Published References
  • The Lithographs of James McNeill Whistler. 2 vol., Chicago and New York, 1998. pp. 438-443.
Collection Area(s)
American Art
Web Resources
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