James McNeill Whistler - Black Lion Wharf, 1859

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(Lowell, Massachusetts, 1834 - 1903, London)

Object details

Accession number

2.3.o.77

Primary Creator

James McNeill Whistler

Full title

Black Lion Wharf

Creation Date

1859

State

IV/IV

Provenance

Entered Isabella Stewart Gardner's collection at an unknown date.

Marks

Signed in etching (lower right): "Whistler. 1859."

Dimensions

15.2 x 22.5 cm (6 x 8 7/8 in.)

Display Media

Etching printed on paper

Web Commentary

Isabella Stewart Gardner kept meticulous records of many of her acquisitions. In keeping with this legacy, object information is continually being reviewed, updated, and enriched in order to give greater access to the collection.

Permanent Gallery Location

Short Gallery

Bibliography

Ralph Thomas. A Descriptive Catalogue of the Etchings and Drypoints of James Abbott MacNeil Whistler (London, 1874), no. 35. (as "Blac Lion Wharf")
Frederick Wedmore. Whistler's Etchings: a Study and a Catalogue (London, 1886), pp. 31-32, no. 40.
Howard Mansfield. A Descriptive Catalogue of the Etchings and Dry-Points of James Abbott McNeill Whistler (Chicago, 1909), pp. 25-26, no. 41.
Edward G. Kennedy. The Etched Work of Whistler (New York, 1910), p. 16, no. 42.
Denys Sutton. James McNeill Whistler: Paintings, Etchings, Pastels, and Watercolours (London, 1966), pp. 8, 186, pl. 10.
P. & D. Colnaghi & Co. An Exhibition of Etchings, Dry Points & Lithographs by James McNeill Whistler (London, 16 November - 10 December 1971). p. 11, no. 35.
From Realism to Symbolism: Whistler and His World. Exh. cat. (New York: Wildenstein; Philadelphia: Philadelphia Museum of Art, 1971), pp. 36-37, no. 6, pl. 10.
Katharine A. Lochnan. The Etchings of James McNeill Whistler. Exh. cat. (New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1984; Toronto: The Art Gallery of Ontario, 1985), pp. 81-83, 87, 89, 92, 95-96, 170, 224, 278, no. 45.
Martha Tedeschi and Britt Salvesen. Songs on Stone: James McNeill Whistler and the Art of Lithography. Exh. cat. (Chicago: Art Institute of Chicago, 1998; Ottawa: National Gallery of Canada, 1999), pp. 33, 41, fig. 19, no. 29.
Emma Chambers. "Etching from Nature: Images of the Urban and Rural Thames in the Work of Whistler and Haden," The Whistler Review (Glasgow, 1999), pp. 3, 5-6, fig. 3.
Catherine E. Hutchina (ed.). Fleeting Impressions: Prints by James McNeill Whistler. Exh. cat. (Montgomery: Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, 2006), pp. 15-16, 106.
Margaret F. MacDonald et al. "Black Lion Wharf." James McNeill Whistler: The Etchings, a catalogue raisonné (University of Glasgow, 2012), no. 54, accessed 15 June 2016. http://etchings.arts.gla.ac.uk/catalogue/

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Commentary

Isabella Stewart Gardner kept meticulous records of many of her acquisitions. In keeping with this legacy, object information is continually being reviewed, updated, and enriched in order to give greater access to the collection.