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James McNeill Whistler (1834-1903)  Search this
Etching on paper
H x W: 14 x 21.7 cm (5 1/2 x 8 9/16 in)
United States
ca. 1884-1886
Previous custodian or owner:
Edward G. Kennedy (1849-1932)
Howard Mansfield (1849-1938)
H. Wunderlich & Co. (1874-1912) (C.L. Freer source)
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919)
Edward G. Kennedy (1849-1932), New York [1]
Howard Mansfield (1849-1938), New York [2]
To 1903
H. Wunderlich & Co., New York, NY, to 1903 [3]
From 1903 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from H. Wunderlich & Co., through Thomas Wilmer Dewing (1851-1938), in 1903 [4]
From 1920
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [5]
[1] An undated folder sheet note in the object file states "Two stamps on the back: E.G.K. enclosed in a rectangle (Kennedy stamp). H.M. within a circle (Mansfield stamp)" (see Curatorial Remark 2 in the object record). Note that in regard to the periods of ownership by Kennedy and Mansfield, the order of ownership, relative to each other, is not indicated.
[2] See note 1.
[3] See Original Whistler List, Etchings, Voucher No. 10, March 1903, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives.
[4] See note 3.
[5] 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.
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Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
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Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery