Maker(s)
Artist: James McNeill Whistler (1834-1903)
Historical period(s)
1889
Medium
Etching on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 13 x 21.8 cm (5 1/8 x 8 9/16 in)
Geography
United States
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1906.120
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Print
Type

Etching

Keywords
etching, landscape, United States, windmill
Provenance

From prior to 1893 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), probably purchased from the artist prior to 1893 [1]

From 1920
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [2]

Notes:

[1] See Original Whistler List, Etchings, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Also, according to Curatorial Remark 1, G.E. Guest, 1921, in the object record: "Probably purchased from Mr. Whistler. A list of ten etchings...appears among a package of papers labelled: Invoices prior to 1893. This etching is one of that number. It is given a 1906 registration number because it was included in the inventory of that year."

[2] 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)

James McNeill Whistler (C.L. Freer source) 1834-1903
Charles Lang Freer 1854-1919

Label

Whistler etchings are identified by "G" numbers as assigned in "James McNeill Whistler: The Etchings, a catalogue raisonn&‌eacute;," by Margaret F. McDonald, Grischka Petri, Meg Hausberg, and Joanna Meacock (University of Glasgow, 2012), http://etchings.arts.gla.ac.uk. This print is G458 state 2 of 2.

Published References
  • Margaret F. MacDonald, Grischka Petri, Meg Hausberg, Joanna Meacock. James McNeill Whistler: The Etchings, a catalogue raisonée., 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. .
  • 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. 24.
Collection Area(s)
American Art
Web Resources
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