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The Dog on the Kennel

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    France (etched)

  • Date:

    1858 (etched)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Whistler, James Abbott McNeill, born 1834 - died 1903 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Etching on paper

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case EE, shelf 2, box A

Physical description

‘The Dog on the Kennel’, etching by James Whistler, ca.1858. Signed in plate by the artist. Portrait of a dog lying asleep on the top of its kennel. A detail from the scene depicted in ‘The Old Farm’, one of the 'Twelve Etchings from Nature', also called 'The French Set' (see 19807).

Place of Origin

France (etched)


1858 (etched)


Whistler, James Abbott McNeill, born 1834 - died 1903 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Etching on paper

Marks and inscriptions

Signed top right


Height: 7.1 cm, Width: 8.9 cm

Object history note

W.8; K.18

Descriptive line

'The Dog on the Kennel', etching by James Whistler, 1858.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Wedmore, Frederick. Whistler's Etchings, A Study and a Catalogue. London: Colnaghi & Co, 1899. No.8.
Kennedy, Edward G. The Etched Work of Whistler. San Francisco: Alan Wofsy Fine Arts, 1978. No.18.


Printing ink; Paper


Etching (printing process)

Subjects depicted

Dogs; Kennels (animal housing)




Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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