- Artist: James McNeill Whistler (United States, 1834-1903)
- Historical period(s)
- Etching on paper
- 30.3 x 23.7 cm
- United States
- Credit Line
- Gift of Charles Lang Freer
- Freer Gallery of Art
- Accession Number
- As a young artist, Whistler generally wiped the surface of his printing plates clean before pulling them through the press, creating impressions that clearly revealed his meticulous line work. In the 1870s, Whistler began to experiment with different ways of inking his plates, often leaving excess ink on the surface of the plate in order to create subtle tonal effects such as the shadow covering the canal in the foreground of Garden. By 1880, Whistler had become a master printer. He could make remarkably different impressions of a print by varying the wiping of his plate, the paper he printed on, or the color and viscosity of his inks.
Frederick Keppel and Co., London, England, and New York, NY, to 1887 
From 1887 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Frederick Keppel and Co. in 1887 
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 
 See Original Whistler List, Etchings, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Also, F1887.2 - F1887.27 originally formed a set of twenty-six images purchased from Frederick Keppel and Co. on November 11, 1887 (see F1887.2, Curatorial Remark 3, in the object record).
 See note 1.
 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
- C.L. Freer source: Frederick Keppel and Co.
- On View Location
- Freer: Fine Impressions: Whistler, Freer, and Venice
- Collection(s) Area
- American Art
- Web Resource(s)
- Google Cultural Institute
- Rights Statement
- Copyright with museum