Mortimer Menpes (1855-1938), England 
Obach & Co., London, to 1903 
From 1903 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Obach & Co. in 1903 
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 
 Undated folder sheet note in object file.
 See List of Whistler Objects Transferred to Smithsonian Institution, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. This image was kept in the Reserve Section until January 1921, when it was transferred to the Smithsonian Institution and given a registration number for that year. The registration number was later changed to correspond with the year of purchase (see Curatorial Remarks 2 and 4 in the object record).
 See note 2.
 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.
- Previous Owner(s) and Custodian(s)
Charles Lang Freer 1854-1919
Mortimer Menpes United Kingdom, born Australia, 1855-1938
Obach & Co. (C.L. Freer source) 1884-1911
Whistler etchings are identified by "G" numbers as assigned in "James McNeill Whistler: The Etchings, a catalogue raisonné," by Margaret F. McDonald, Grischka Petri, Meg Hausberg, and Joanna Meacock (University of Glasgow, 2012), http://etchings.arts.gla.ac.uk. This print is G273 state 1 of 1.
- Published References
- Margaret F. MacDonald, Grischka Petri, Meg Hausberg, Joanna Meacock. James McNeill Whistler: The Etchings, a catalogue raisonée., 2012. .
- Howard Mansfield. A Descriptive Catalogue of the Etchings and Dry-points of James Abbott McNeill Whistler. Chicago, 1909. .
- Katharine Lochnan. The Etchings of James McNeill Whistler. Exh. cat. New Haven and London, 1984. .
- Edward G. Kennedy. The Etched Work of Whistler: Illustrated by Reproductions in Collotype of the Different States of the Plates. 4 vols., New York, 1910. .
- Collection Area(s)
- American Art
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