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James McNeill Whistler (1834-1903)  Search this
Etching and drypoint; ink on paper
H x W: 29.4 x 17.6 cm (11 9/16 x 6 15/16 in)
United States
ca. 1870-1873
Joshua Hutchinson Hutchinson (circa 1829 - 1891), London [1]
Henry Studdy Theobald (1847 - 1934), London [2]
To 1907
M. Knoedler & Co., London, Paris, and New York, NY, to 1907 [3]
From 1907 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from M. Knoedler & Co. in 1907 [4]
From 1920
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [5]
[1] "Hutchinson Collection stamp in lower left" (according to an undated folder sheet note, see Curatorial Remark 2 in the object record). Notes that the dates, and thus the chronological order, in which this object was in the Hutchinson and Theobald collections is not recorded.
[2] "From the Theobald collection. Purchased from E.L. Knoedler" (according to Curatorial Remark 1 in the object record).
[3] See List of Purchases Since making up the Smithsonian Inventory, 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.
Freer Gallery of Art Collection
Exhibition History:
Peacock Room REMIX: Darren Waterston's "Filthy Lucre" (May 16, 2015 to June 4, 2017)
Whistler and the Leylands (July 3, 1998 to June 6, 1999)
James McNeill Whistler (January 2, 1985 to June 23, 1986)
Etchings and Dry Points by Whistler (March 23, 1925 to March 24, 1930)
Special Exhibition, Whistler Etchings and Lithographs (January 14, 1924 to February 18, 1924)
Previous custodian or owner:
Joshua Hutchinson Hutchinson (ca. 1829-1891)
Henry Studdy Theobald (1847-1934)
M. Knoedler & Co. (C.L. Freer source)
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919)
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United States  Search this
American Art  Search this
cancelled plate  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number:
Restrictions & Rights:
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Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery