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Thames Police

Type
Etching
Maker(s)
Artist: James McNeill Whistler (United States, 1834-1903)
Historical period(s)
1859
Medium
Etching on paper
Dimension(s)
H x W (overall): 15.2 x 22.5 cm (6 x 8 7/8 in)
Geography
United States
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1888.35
Label
Whistler etchings are identified by "K" numbers as assigned in Edward Kennedy's catalogue, The Etched Work of Whistler, (New York: Grolier Club, 1910; and subsequent editions). This print is K44; second state of three. Whistler etchings are identified by "G" numbers as assigned in "James McNeill Whistler: The Etchings, a catalogue raisonn," by Margaret F. McDonald, Grischka Petri, Meg Hausberg, and Joanna Meacock (University of Glasgow, 2012), http://etchings.arts.gla.ac.uk. This print is G53 state 2 of 6.

To 1888
Frederick Keppel and Co., London, England, and New York, NY, to 1888 [1]

From 1888 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Frederick Keppel and Co. in 1888 [2]

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

Notes:

[1] See Original Whistler List, Etchings, 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.

Former owner
Frederick Keppel and Co. (C.L. Freer source)
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919)
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Print
Keyword(s)
boat, city, etching, United States
Collection(s) Area
American Art
Web Resource(s)
Google Cultural Institute

Rights Statement
Copyright with museum






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