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Old Hungerford Bridge

Type
Etching
Maker(s)
Artist: James McNeill Whistler (United States, 1834-1903)
Historical period(s)
1861
Medium
Etching on paper
Dimension(s)
H x W (overall): 13.8 x 21.3 cm (5 7/16 x 8 3/8 in)
Geography
United States
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1888.39
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 K76; third state of three.

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 List of Whistler Objects Transferred to Smithsonian Institution, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. This object was kept in the Reserve Section until January 1921, when it was removed to the main collection and given a registration number for that year.

[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)
bridge, United States
Collection(s) Area
American Art
Web Resource(s)
Google Cultural Institute

Rights Statement
Copyright with museum






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