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Speke Hall, No. 1

Artist:
James McNeill Whistler (American, Lowell, Massachusetts 1834–1903 London)
Date:
1870
Medium:
Etching and drypoint; printed in black ink on ivory laid paper removed from a book (unrelated pen and brown ink manuscript verso)
Dimensions:
Image: 8 7/8 × 5 7/8 in. (22.6 × 14.9 cm) Sheet: 13 1/4 in. × 8 in. (33.6 × 20.3 cm)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1917
Accession Number:
17.3.66
Not on view
Signature: In plate: "Whistler 1870"

Inscription: In plate: Whistler 1870/Speke Hall; Pen and brown ink text, faded, verso.

Marking: Watermark: fragment, VA
Obach& Co., London; Harris Brisbane Dick; Vendor: Dick Estate, U.S. Trust
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Drawings and Prints: Selections from the Permanent Collection," November 28, 1994–February 5, 1995.

The Frick Collection, New York. "Whistler, Women, and Fashion," April 22, 2003–July 13, 2003.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "The Power of Prints: The Legacy of William M. Ivins and A. Hyatt Mayor," January 26, 2016–May 22, 2016.

Kennedy 96 vii/x; Glasgow 101 x/xiv; Mansfield 95
Howard Mansfield A Descriptive Catalogue of the Etchings and Drypoints of James Abbott McNeill Whistler. Caxton Club, 1909, cat. no. 95.

Edward Guthrie Kennedy, Royal Cortissoz The Etched Work of Whistler: illustrated by reproductions in collotype of the different states of the plates. The Grolier Club, 1910, cat. no. 96 vii/x.

Katharine A. Lochnan The Etchings of James McNeill Whistler. Ex. cat., The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, September 14–November 11, 1984; The Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, November 24, 1984–January 13, 1985. Yale University Press, Art Gallery of Ontario, New Haven, 1984, cat. no. 99, pp. 158,159, 279.

Margaret F. MacDonald, Susan Grace Galassi, Aileen Ribeiro, Patricia de Montfort Whistler, Women and Fashion. Exh. cat.; The Frick Collection. London and New Haven, 2003, fig. no. 92, 100.

Gordon Cooke James McNeill Whistler, The Embroidered Curtain. Exh. cat. The Fine Art Society, London, London, 2007, cat. no. 14.

Margaret F. MacDonald, Grischka Petri, Joanna Meacock James McNeill Whistler: The Etchings, a catalogue raisonné, University of Glasgow on-line website at http://etchings.arts.gla.ac.uk. University of Glasgow, 2012, cat. no. 101 x/xiv.



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