The Nun in “Count Burkhardt”

Artist: James McNeill Whistler (1834-1903)
Printer: Dalziel Brothers (19th century)
Historical period(s)
Wood engraving; ink on paper
United States
Credit Line
Gift of Gordon H. Brown
Freer Study Collection
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view

Wood engraving

nun, United States
Provenance information is currently unavailable
Published References
  • Once a Week: An Illustrated Micellany of Literature, Art, Sicence, and Popular Information. London, 1862. 378.
  • Margaret F. MacDonald. James McNeill Whistler: Drawings, Pastels, and Watercolours : A Catalogue Raisonné. New Haven, 1995. cat. 306, 98.
  • Elizabeth Robins Pennell, Joseph Pennell. The Life of James McNeill Whistler. 2 vols., London and Philadelphia. vol. 1: p. 99.
  • Robert H. Getscher, Paul G. Marks. James McNeill Whistler and John Singer Sargent: Two Annotated Bibliographies. Garland Reference Library of the Humanities, vol. 467 New York. p. 74.
  • Walter Thornbury. Historical and Legendary Ballads and Songs. Boston and London. p. 157.
  • Una L. Johnson. The Wood Engravings of James McNeill Whistler. no. 28, October 1941. pp. 274-91.
Collection Area(s)
American Art
Web Resources
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