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Sketching, No. 1; an illustration for ‘Passages from Modern English Poets’

James Abbott McNeill Whistler

Artwork Details

Sketching, No. 1; an illustration for ‘Passages from Modern English Poets’
1861
James Abbott McNeill Whistler
etching, printed in black ink on wove paper
6 9/16 in x 9 ¼ in (16.67 cm x 23.5 cm)
Museum purchase
1938.11

On Display

Not currently on display

Description

Subject Matter:

This scene in rural England was one of two images that Whistler contributed to the volume "Passages from Modern English Poets," published in 1862. The other work by Whistler among the 47 etchings in the book was "The Punt".

Physical Description:

A rural countryside with a river flowing into the distance at the right dominates the scene. Two figures in a rowboat are at the center of the image and at the lower right corner, an artist, seated on a camp stool and facing away from the viewer, sketches the rowers.

Usage Rights:

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