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Reading in Bed (The Slipper)

Artist:
James McNeill Whistler (American, Lowell, Massachusetts 1834–1903 London)
Date:
1858
Medium:
Etching and drypoint; second state of two (Glasgow); black ink on fine laid paper
Dimensions:
plate: 4 11/16 x 3 1/8 in. (11.9 x 7.9 cm) sheet: 5 5/8 x 4 in. (14.3 x 10.2 cm)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1917
Accession Number:
17.3.23
Not on view
Signature: In plate: "Whistler"
Harris Brisbane Dick; Vendor: Dick Estate, U.S. Trust
Kennedy 28 ii/ii; Glasgow 43 ii/ii; Mansfield 28
Howard Mansfield A Descriptive Catalogue of the Etchings and Drypoints of James Abbott McNeill Whistler. Caxton Club, 1909, cat. no. 28.

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. 28 ii/ii.

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. 31, pp. 59-60, 278.

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. 43 ii/ii.



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