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Reading by Lamplight

Artist:
James McNeill Whistler (American, Lowell, Massachusetts 1834–1903 London)
Date:
1859
Medium:
Etching and drypoint; third state of three (Glasgow); black ink on fine tan fibrous oriental paper
Dimensions:
plate: 6 1/4 x 4 5/8 in. (15.9 x 11.7 cm) sheet: 8 1/2 x 6 1/2 in. (21.6 x 16.5 cm)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
Gift of William Loring Andrews, 1883, transferred from the Library
Accession Number:
83.1.31
Not on view
Signature: In plate: " J. Whistler"

Inscription: In graphite: lower margin: "Mrs. Haden" and "30" and "5"; on back: "Y C" and "A84139"
William Loring Andrews (American, 1837–1920); Donor: William Loring Andrews (American, 1837–1920)
Kennedy 32 ii/ii; Glasgow 37 iii/iii; Mansfield 30
Howard Mansfield A Descriptive Catalogue of the Etchings and Drypoints of James Abbott McNeill Whistler. Caxton Club, 1909, cat. no. 30.

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. 32 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. 33, pp. 60-61, 278.

Gordon Cooke James McNeill Whistler, The Embroidered Curtain. Exh. cat. The Fine Art Society, London, London, 2007, cat. no. 6.

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. 37 iii/iii.



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