The Menpes Children

Maker(s)
Artist: James McNeill Whistler (1834 - 1903)
Historical period(s)
ca. 1884-1886
Medium
Etching on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 6.8 x 10.1 cm (2 11/16 x 4 in)
Geography
United States
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number
F1905.313
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Print
Type

Etching

Keywords
child, etching, portrait, United States
Provenance

Mortimer Menpes (1855-1938), England [1]

To 1905
Frederick Keppel and Co., London, England, and New York to 1905 [2]

From 1905 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Frederick Keppel and Co. in 1905 [3]

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

Notes:

[1] See Curatorial Remarks in object record, as well as Purchase Details in Accession List.

[2] See Original Whistler List, Etchings, 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)

Frederick Keppel and Co. (C.L. Freer source)
Charles Lang Freer 1854 - 1919
Mortimer Menpes United Kingdom, born Australia, 1855 - 1938

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 G300 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

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