8 5/8 x 11 11/16 in. (21.9 x 29.7 cm)
James Abbott McNeill Whistler
(1834 - 1903)
Medium and Support:
Acquired in tribute to Robert and Mary Sproull through the Thelma M. Knapp Fund
Location: Not currently on view
Auguste Delâtre, London
Ellis and Green, London
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]
General references: Edward G. Kennedy, "The Etched Work of Whistler," New York, 1910: p. 16, no. 43 (text volume);
David Tunick, New York (dealer); purchased from him by the Gallery, 1984.
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This object has the following bibliographic references:
Article Author: Schwartz, Roberta A..
Article Title: Whistler's Aestheticism in his Venetian Etchings.
Article Scope: Article and reproduction.
Rochester, NY: Memorial Art Gallery
Volume Number: 8
Issue Date: 1985.
Page Number: 36-44,
Figure Number: 8, p. 43
Robert H. Getscher.
The Stamp of Whistler.
Oberlin, OH: Allen Memorial Art Museum, 1977.
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