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Whistler (Portrait of the Artist)

Print
1859 (etched)
Artist/Maker

Self-portrait etching by James Abbott McNeill Whistler. Signed and dated 1859. The artist depicts himself full-face, bust-length, staring intently and wearing a broad hat.


object details
Category
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Etching and drypoint on paper
Brief Description
Etching and drypoint, self-portrait by James Abbott McNeill Whistler. Signed and dated 1859.
Physical Description
Self-portrait etching by James Abbott McNeill Whistler. Signed and dated 1859. The artist depicts himself full-face, bust-length, staring intently and wearing a broad hat.
Dimensions
  • Height: 22.5cm
  • Width: 15.1cm
Style
Marks and Inscriptions
‘Whistler. 1859.’ (Signed and dated by the artist in plate bottom right.)
Object history
W. 52; K.54, 2nd state.
Subjects depicted
Bibliographic References
  • Wedmore, Frederick. Whistler's Etchings, A Study and a Catalogue. London: Colnaghi & Co, 1899. No.52.
  • Kennedy, Edward G. The Etched Work of Whistler. San Francisco: Alan Wofsy Fine Arts, 1978. No.54, 2nd state.
Collection
Accession Number
19799

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record createdJune 30, 2009
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