James McNeill Whistler - Black Lion Wharf, 1859

James McNeill Whistler (Lowell, Massachusetts, 1834 - 1903, London)

Black Lion Wharf, 1859

Etching printed on paper, 15.2 x 22.5 cm (6 x 8 7/8 in.)


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


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


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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