Billingsgate

Maker(s)
Artist: James McNeill Whistler (1834-1903)
Historical period(s)
1859
Medium
Etching and drypoint on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 15.2 x 22.6 cm (6 x 8 7/8 in)
Geography
United States
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1940.24
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Print
Type

Etching

Keywords
boat, bridge, etching, river, United States, WWII-era provenance
Provenance

To 1940
E.E. West, London. [1]

From 1940
Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from E.E. West, London. [2]

Notes:

[1] Curatorial Remark 1 in the object record.

[2] See note 1.

Previous Owner(s)

E.E. West

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 G51 state 9 of 9.

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. .
  • Otto H. Bacher. With Whistler in Venice. New York. p. 127 ff.
  • Elizabeth Robins Pennell, Joseph Pennell. The Life of James McNeill Whistler. 2 vols., London and Philadelphia. p. 152.
Collection Area(s)
American Art
Web Resources
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