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print state: 140 print state: 754 print state: 755 print state: 1977 print: 3102


Artist: James McNeill Whistler (United States, 1834-1903)
Historical period(s)
ca. 1857-1858
Etching on paper
H x W (overall): 11.7 x 7.8 cm (4 5/8 x 3 1/16 in)
United States
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
Whistler etchings are identified by "G" numbers as assigned in James McNeill Whistler: The Etchings, the online catalogue launched by the University of Glasgow in 2011 http://etchings.arts.gla.ac.uk/catalogue/). This print is G7. Previously, the etchings had been identified by "K" numbers as assigned in Edward Kennedy's catalogue, The Etched Work of Whistler, (New York: Grolier Club, 1910; and subsequent editions), where this print was K10. It is the sixtth state of seven. See also also F1892.12; F1898.231; F1898.232; F1903.230; and F1906.207 (plate).

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

From 1888 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1944), purchased from H. Wunderlich & Co. in June 1888 [2]

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


[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. in June 1888, but 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
child, portrait, United States
Collection(s) Area
American Art
Web Resource(s)
Google Cultural Institute

Rights Statement
Copyright with museum

The Freer is closed for renovation and reopening in 2017. The Sackler remains open, with a full lineup of exhibitions and events both in the museum and around DC.