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La Rétameuse

Type
Etching
Maker(s)
Artist: James McNeill Whistler (United States, 1834-1903)
Historical period(s)
1858
Medium
Etching on paper
Dimension(s)
H x W (overall): 11 x 8.9 cm (4 5/16 x 3 1/2 in)
Geography
United States
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1888.37
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 G26 state 2 of 2.

To 1888
H. Wunderlich & Co., New York to 1888 [1]

From 1888 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from H. Wunderlich & Co. in 1888 [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. This image was purchased from H. Wunderlich & Co., July 30, 1888, but was kept in the Reserve Section until January 1921, when it was transferred to the Smithsonian Institute 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.

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

Rights Statement
Copyright with museum






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