San Biagio

Maker(s)
Artist: James McNeill Whistler (1834 - 1903)
Historical period(s)
1879-1880
Medium
Etching on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 20.7 x 30.4 cm (8 1/8 x 11 15/16 in)
Geography
United States
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number
F1906.238
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Print
Type

Etching

Keywords
architecture, balcony, boat, etching, United States, water
Provenance

Queen Victoria (1819-1901) (reigned 1837-1901), United Kingdom [1]

King Edward VII (1841-1910) (reigned 1901-1910), United Kingdom [2]

To 1906
Obach & Co., London, to 1906 [3]

From 1906 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Obach & Co. in 1906 [4]

From 1920
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [5]

Notes:

[1] According to Curatorial Remark 3 in the object record: "On the back of the print: a. The oval stamp of Queen Victoria (VR); b. (In Mr. Freer's writing) From the Queen's collection."

[2] According to Curatorial Remark 1 in the object record, which states: "From King Edward's Collection."

[3] See List of Whistler Purchases Since Making Up the Smithsonian Inventory, pg. 2, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives.

[4] See note 3.

[5] 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)

Queen Victoria 1819 - 1901
King Edward VII 1841 - 1910
Charles Lang Freer 1854 - 1919
Obach & Co. (C.L. Freer source)

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 G237 state 3 of 17.

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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