Booth at a Fair

James McNeill Whistler (American, Lowell, Massachusetts 1834–1903 London)
Etching and drypoint; only state (Glasgow); printed in very dark brown ink on ivory laid paper
Plate: 5 3/16 × 3 3/4 in. (13.2 × 9.6 cm)
Sheet: 5 3/16 × 3 3/4 in. (13.2 × 9.6 cm)
Credit Line:
Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1917
Accession Number:
Not on view
Signature: In graphite: butterfly monogram and "imp" dating from 1887, on reserved tab; in plate: butterfly monogram

Marking: Unidentified drystamp lower left corner, recto
Vendor: Dick Estate, U.S. Trust
Kennedy 249; Glasgow 257 only state; Mansfield 245
Howard Mansfield A Descriptive Catalogue of the Etchings and Drypoints of James Abbott McNeill Whistler. Caxton Club, 1909, cat. no. 245.

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. 249.

Margaret F. MacDonald, Grischka Petri, Joanna Meacock James McNeill Whistler: The Etchings, a catalogue raisonné, University of Glasgow on-line website at University of Glasgow, 2012, cat. no. 257 only state.