F. R. Leyland

Maker(s)
Artist: James McNeill Whistler (1834-1903)
Historical period(s)
ca. 1870-1873
Medium
Etching and drypoint on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 29.4 x 17.6 cm (11 9/16 x 6 15/16 in)
Geography
United States
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1907.150
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Print
Type

Etching

Keywords
etching, man, portrait, United States
Provenance

Joshua Hutchinson Hutchinson (circa 1829 - 1891), London [1]

Henry Studdy Theobald (1847 - 1934), London [2]

To 1907
M. Knoedler & Co., London, Paris, and New York, NY, to 1907 [3]

From 1907 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from M. Knoedler & Co. in 1907 [4]

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

Notes:

[1] "Hutchinson Collection stamp in lower left" (according to an undated folder sheet note, see Curatorial Remark 2 in the object record). Notes that the dates, and thus the chronological order, in which this object was in the Hutchinson and Theobald collections is not recorded.

[2] "From the Theobald collection. Purchased from E.L. Knoedler" (according to Curatorial Remark 1 in the object record).

[3] See List of Purchases Since making up the Smithsonian Inventory, 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)

M. Knoedler & Co. (C.L. Freer source)
Joshua Hutchinson Hutchinson ca. 1829-1891
Henry Studdy Theobald 1847-1934
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 G121 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. .
  • Linda Merrill. The Peacock Room: A Cultural Biography. Washington and New Haven. p. 130, fig. 3.15.
Collection Area(s)
American Art
Web Resources
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