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The Pool

1859
8 5/8 x 11 11/16 in. (21.9 x 29.7 cm)

James Abbott McNeill Whistler
American (1834 - 1903)

Object Type: Print
Medium and Support: Etching
Credit Line: Acquired in tribute to Robert and Mary Sproull through the Thelma M. Knapp Fund
Accession Number: 1984.42
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Location: Not currently on view
Printer: Auguste Delâtre, London
Publisher: Ellis and Green, London
Suite Name: Sixteen Etchings

The American artist James Abbott McNeill Whistler, based primarily in London, and Monet were both committed to working from nature and seeking beauty in contemporary environments. They directed their focus increasingly on transient effects of light and weather and revisited their subjects under varying conditions. In particular, both artists shared a fascination with the landmarks and activity along London’s Thames River.

This etchings was a part of Whistler’s A Series of Sixteen Etchings of Scenes on the Thames and Other Subjects (known as “The Thames Set”). When they were published in 1871, the prints were already recognized as a valuable record of an already vanishing London.

[Label copy from Monet: Vision and Process exhibition, 2018]

Bibliography
General references: Edward G. Kennedy, "The Etched Work of Whistler," New York, 1910: p. 16, no. 43 (text volume);


Provenance
David Tunick, New York (dealer); purchased from him by the Gallery, 1984.

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