Sketching

Print
1861 (made)
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Artist/Maker

Etching and drypoint by James McNeill Whistler, 'Sketching', 1861. Signed 'Whistler' and lettered 'J. Whistler. Pl.45'. View of a wide, calm stretch of river, with two large trees on the opposite bank and an artist seated on a stool sketching in the right foreground.


object details
Category
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Etching and drypoint on paper
Brief Description
Etching and drypoint by James McNeill Whistler, 'Sketching', 1861. Signed by the artist and lettered with artist's name and plate number.
Physical Description
Etching and drypoint by James McNeill Whistler, 'Sketching', 1861. Signed 'Whistler' and lettered 'J. Whistler. Pl.45'. View of a wide, calm stretch of river, with two large trees on the opposite bank and an artist seated on a stool sketching in the right foreground.
Dimensions
  • Height: 12cm
  • Width: 16.6cm
Marks and Inscriptions
  • 'Whistler.' (Signed)
  • 'J. Whistler. Pl.45.' (Lettered)
Object history
Another impression published in Passages from Modern English Poets, illustrated by the Junior Etching Club. Day & Son, 1861. K. 2nd state.
Subjects depicted
Associated Object
Bibliographic References
  • Wedmore, Frederick. Whistler's Etchings, A Study and a Catalogue. London: Colnaghi & Co, 1899. No.69.
  • Kennedy, Edward G. The Etched Work of Whistler. San Francisco: Alan Wofsy Fine Arts, 1978. No.86, 2nd state.
Collection
Accession Number
E.1444-1904

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