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Sketching, No. 1

19th century
121 x 165 mm (4.8 x 6.5 in.)

James McNeill Whistler, American, (1834–1903)

Alternative title: Whistler Sketching
Object Type: print
Medium and Support: Etching on heavyweight wove paper
State: First of four states
Print impression quality: Excellent; deep plate bevel mark
Edition: Published in Passages from Modern English Poets Illustrated by the Junior Etching Club (London: Day & Son, 1862)
Marks: Inscribed in plate, lower right: “Whistler”; inscribed in pencil in unknown hand on bottom margin: “Proof by Day’s man Goulding”; inscribed in pencil on verso: “the first trial proof from the plate /HHB yx.”
Provenance / Collectors' Marks: Henry H. Benedict (Lugt 2936)
Bibliography: Kennedy 86 i/iv; Kennedy records a deep platemark for K. 86 iv/iv.
Credit Line: Gift of George W. Davison (BA Wesleyan 1892), 1947
Accession Number: 1947.D1.302

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  • art - Use with reference to the study or practice of the fine arts or the fine and decorative arts together. With reference to the visual and performing arts together, use "arts." For actual works or objects of the fine or decorative arts, use "works of art" or "art objects." [November 1994 related term added. March 1991 scope note changed.]
  • artists - Use specifically for people who produce work in the visual arts. For those in the performing arts, use "performing artists." [May 1995 related term added. February 1993 descriptor moved. November 1992 alternate term added.]
  • sketching - Working out or recording the chief features of a visual form, usually but not necessarily by drawing. [January 1991 scope note added; related term added.]

  • plate Dimensions: 121 x 165 mm (4.8 x 6.5 in.)

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