A Fire at Pomfret

Maker(s)
Artist: James McNeill Whistler (American, 1834-1903)
Historical period(s)
1849
Medium
Watercolor over graphite on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 12.8 x 19.6 cm (5 1/16 x 7 11/16 in)
Geography
United States, Connecticut, Pomfret
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number
F1905.333a-b
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Painting
Type

Watercolor

Keywords
fire, United States, work
Provenance

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

From 1905 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Thomas Robert Way in 1905 [2]

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

Notes:

[1] According to Curatorial Remark 1 in the object record. See also, Whistler Reserved List, R. 5826, as well as Original Whistler List of Paintings, etc., Transferred to Smithsonian Institution, January 3, 1921, pg. 2, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives.

[2] See note 1. According to Curatorial Remark 3, G.D. Guest, 1927, the registration number for this object was changed to correspond with the year of purchase.

[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

Published References
  • Untitled. Exh. cat. London. .
  • Margaret F. MacDonald. James McNeill Whistler: Drawings, Pastels, and Watercolours : A Catalogue RaisonnĂ©. New Haven, 1995. .
  • Burns A. Stubbs. James McNeill Whistler: A Biographical Outline Illustrated from the Collections of the Freer Gallery of Art. vol. 1, no. 4 Washington, 1950. pl. 1.
  • Freer Gallery of Art, Burns A. Stubbs, Smithsonian Institution. Paintings, pastels, drawings, prints, and copper plates by and attributed to American and European artists, together with a list of original Whistleriana in the Freer Gallery of Art. Occasional Papers Series 1, Washington, D.C. p. 17.
  • John Sandberg. Whistler's Early Work in America, 1834-1855. Art Quarterly 29, Detroit. pp. 58-59.
  • unknown article. p. 97.
  • Nancy Dorfman Pressly. Whistler in America: An Album of Early Drawings. vol. 5 New York, 1972. p. 150.
  • David Park Curry. James McNeill Whistler at the Freer Gallery of Art. Washington and New York, 1984. p. 164, pl. 74.
Collection Area(s)
American Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum