Sketches on the Coast Survey Plate

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Maker(s)
Artist: James McNeill Whistler (United States, 1834-1903)
Historical period(s)
1854
Medium
Etching on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 14.5 x 25.9 cm (5 11/16 x 10 3/16 in)
Geography
United States
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number
F1913.198
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Print
Type

Etching

Keywords
etching, island, landscape, man, ocean, United States, woman
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

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 G1 state 1 of 1.

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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