Turkeys

Maker(s)
Artist: James McNeill Whistler (1834 - 1903)
Historical period(s)
1879-1880
Medium
Etching on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 20.5 x 13 cm (8 1/16 x 5 1/8 in)
Geography
United States
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number
F1905.336
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Print
Type

Etching

Keywords
architecture, etching, turkey, United States, woman
Provenance

1905
P. & D. Colnaghi & Co., London, purchased at a sale at Hotel Drouot, Paris, June 7, 1905 [1]

From 1905 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from P. & D. Colnaghi & Co. in the summer of 1905 [2]

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

Notes:

[1] According to Curatorial Remark 3 in the object record, a note in Mr. Freer's handwriting, in pencil on the back of the object, states: "From the sale at the Hotel Drouot, June 7/05. Deprez bo't for me." See also, List of Whistler Reserved Objects Transferred to Smithsonian Institution, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. This object was kept in the Reserved section until January of 1921, when it was transferred to the Smithsonian Institution and given a registration number for that year. Later, the registration number was changed to correspond with the year of purchase.

[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)

P. & D. Colnaghi (C.L. Freer source)
Charles Lang Freer 1854 - 1919

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 G236 state 1 of 2.

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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