The Coast Survey Plate

Maker(s)
Artist: James McNeill Whistler (1834-1903)
Historical period(s)
1854
Medium
Copper
Dimensions
H x W: 14.9 x 26.3 cm (5 7/8 x 10 3/8 in)
Geography
United States
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1913.92
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Tool and Equipment
Type

Printing plate/block

Keywords
island, landscape, ocean, United States
Provenance

To 1913
William K. Bixby (1857-1931), St. Louis, MO, to 1913 [1]

From 1913 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from William K. Bixby in 1913 [2]

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

Notes:

[1] Undated folder sheet note. See List of Whistler Purchases since making up the Smithsonian Inventory, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives.

[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)

Charles Lang Freer 1854-1919
William K. Bixby (C.L. Freer source) 1857-1931

Published References
  • Katharine Lochnan. The Etchings of James McNeill Whistler. Exh. cat. New Haven and London, 1984. pp. 12-15, fig. 7.
Collection Area(s)
American Art
Web Resources
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