Old Hungerford Bridge
9 x 12 7/8 in. (22.8 x 32.7 cm)
James Abbott McNeill Whistler
(Lowell, MA, 1834 – 1903, London)
Medium and Support:
Etching and drypoint
Bequest of Ida Lynch
Location: Not currently on view
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]
See general references: Edward G. Kennedy, "The Etched Work of Whistler," New York, 1910: p. 29-30, no. 76 (text volume); "Americans at Home and Abroad: Graphic Arts, 1855-1975," Madison, WI, 1976 : cat. no. 8, p. 19, repr. p. 32
Ida Lynch; her bequest to the Gallery, 1941
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This object has the following bibliographic references:
Article Scope: Mention.
Magnum Opus: The Story of the Memorial Art Gallery, 1913-1988.
Rochester, NY: Memorial Art Gallery, 1988.
Article Scope: Entry.
A Descriptive Catalogue of the Etchings and Dry-points of James Abbott McNeill Whistler.
Chicago, IL: The Caxton Club, 1909.
Nancy Norwood, ed.
Monet's Waterloo Bridge: Vision and Process.
Rochester, NY: RIT Press, 2018.
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