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Reading in Bed

  • Object:

    Print

  • Date:

    ca. 1858 (etched)

  • Artist/Maker:

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

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Etching on paper

  • Museum number:

    E.13-1905

  • Gallery location:

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

Physical description

'Reading in bed', etching by James Whistler, ca.1858. Signed in plate by the artist. A dark-haired woman shown reading a book or magazine in bed, framed by bed curtains with light falling across the sheets, with a slipper on the floor below.

Date

ca. 1858 (etched)

Artist/maker

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

Materials and Techniques

Etching on paper

Marks and inscriptions

'Whistler'
Signed by the artist bottom middle in plate.

Dimensions

Height: 11.7 cm, Width: 7.9 cm

Object history note

W. 29, 2nd state; K.28, 2nd state.

Descriptive line

'Reading in bed', etching by James Whistler, ca.1858.

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

Wedmore, Frederick. Whistler's Etchings, A Study and a Catalogue. London: Colnaghi & Co, 1899. No.29, second state.
Kennedy, Edward G. The Etched Work of Whistler. San Francisco: Alan Wofsy Fine Arts, 1978. No.28, 2nd state.

Materials

Paper; Printing ink

Techniques

Etching (printing process)

Subjects depicted

Domestic interiors; Beds (furniture); Women; Genre scene; Leisure; Portrait; Bedrooms; Reading

Categories

Prints

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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