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Maker(s)
Artist: James McNeill Whistler (United States, 1834-1903)
Historical period(s)
ca. 1886-1888
Medium
Etching on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 9.3 x 13.3 cm (3 11/16 x 5 1/4 in)
Geography
United States
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number
F1903.305
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Print
Type

Etching

Keywords
architecture, child, commerce, etching, United States, woman
Provenance

To 1903
H. Wunderlich & Co., New York, NY, to 1903 [1]

From 1903 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from H. Wunderlich & Co., through Thomas Wilmer Dewing (1851-1938), in 1903 [2]

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

Notes:

[1] See List of Whistler Objects Transferred to Smithsonian Institution, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Although this image was purchased from H. Wunderlich & Company in March 1903, it was kept in the Reserve Section until January 1921, when it was transferred to Smithsonian Institution and given a registration number for that year. The registration number was later changed to correspond with the year of purchase.

[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
H. Wunderlich & Co. (C.L. Freer source)

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 G299 state 1 of 2.

Published References
  • 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. .
  • Katharine Lochnan. The Etchings of James McNeill Whistler. Exh. cat. New Haven and London, 1984. .
  • Howard Mansfield. A Descriptive Catalogue of the Etchings and Dry-points of James Abbott McNeill Whistler. Chicago, 1909. .
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Collection Area(s)
American Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum

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