Chelsea Rags

Maker(s)
Artist: James McNeill Whistler (American, 1834-1903)
Historical period(s)
1888
Medium
Lithograph on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 18.3 x 15.8 cm (7 3/16 x 6 1/4 in)
Geography
United States
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number
F1906.313
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Print
Type

Lithograph

Keywords
architecture, child, commerce, United States
Provenance

From 1892 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased in 1892 [1]

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

Notes:

[1] According to Curatorial Remark 1 in the object record, this object was purchased as an original lithograph as part of the publication and monthly review, "The Albemarle," vol. 1, no. 1, January 1892, published in London. The lithograph appeared as the issue's frontispiece and was entitled "A Song on Stone." See also, Original Whistler List, Lithographs, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives.

[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)

Charles Lang Freer 1854-1919

Published References
  • Elizabeth Robins Pennell Joseph Pennell. The Life of James McNeill Whistler., new and revised ed. London and Philadelphia. p. 276.
  • The Lithographs of James McNeill Whistler. 2 vol., Chicago and New York, 1998. pp. 438-443.
Collection Area(s)
American Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum

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