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The Unsafe Tenement

Type
Etching
Maker(s)
Artist: James McNeill Whistler (American, 1834-1903)
Historical period(s)
1858
Medium
Etching on paper
Dimension(s)
H x W (image): 15.7 x 22.4 cm (6 3/16 x 8 13/16 in)
Geography
United States
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1889.20
Label
Whistler etchings are identified by "G" numbers as assigned in "James McNeill Whistler: The Etchings, a catalogue raisonne," by Margaret F. McDonald, Grischka Petri, Meg Hausberg, and Joanna Meacock (University of Glasgow, 2012), http://etchings.arts.gla.ac.uk. This print is G18 state 2 of 4.

Giacomelli Collection [1]

To 1889
Frederick Keppel and Co., London, England, and New York to 1889 [2]

From 1889 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Frederick Keppel and Co. in 1889 [3]

From 1920
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [4]

Notes:

[1] An inscription on the back of the print, in pencil, in Charles Lang Freer's handwriting, states: "From the Giacomelli Collection" (see Curatorial Remark 2 in the object record).

[2] See Original Whistler List, Etchings, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives.

[3] See note 2.

[4] The original deed of Charles Lang Freer's gift was signed in 1906. The collection was received in 1920 upon the completion of the Freer Gallery.

Former owner
Giacomelli Collection
Frederick Keppel and Co. (C.L. Freer source)
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919)
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Print
Keyword(s)
architecture, etching, United States
Collection(s) Area
American Art
Web Resource(s)
Google Cultural Institute

Rights Statement
Copyright with museum






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