Reading by Lamplight

James McNeill Whistler (American, Lowell, Massachusetts 1834–1903 London)
Etching and drypoint; third state of three (Glasgow); black ink on fine off-white antique laid paper
Plate: 6 1/4 × 4 5/8 in. (15.9 × 11.8 cm)
Sheet: 9 7/8 × 7 1/4 in. (25.1 × 18.4 cm)
Credit Line:
Bequest of Julia H. Manges, in memory of her husband Dr. Morris Manges, 1960
Accession Number:
Not on view
Signature: In plate: " J. Whistler"
Julia H. Manges; Donor: Julia H. Manges
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.

From Realism to Symbolism: Whistler and his World: an exhibition. Organized by the Department of Art History and Archaeology of Columbia University in the City of New York in cooperation with the Philadelphia Museum of Art; March 3-April 4, Wildenstein, New York; April 15-May 23, Philadelphia Museum or Art. Allen Staley, Theodore Reff, New York, 1971, pl. 6 (impression at the New York Public Library), cat. no. 5, p. 36.

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 University of Glasgow, 2012, cat. no. 37 iii/iii.