Boston Public LibraryJames McNeill Whistler (1834-1903). Lithographs, Etchings, and Drawings / American Artists
Old Putney Bridge
- Old Putney Bridge
In the middle distance, extending across the scene, is the bridge that, until 1880, spanned the Thames at Putney. Supporting it are two iron columns at the right, and a light wooden pier at the left, and three central wooden piers of intricate construction. On the bridge, there are people and vehicles. In front, at the left, there are two rowboats, in one of which a man and woman are seated. At the right, a barge with steering-sail set is passing under an arch of the bridge, through which there appears a boat with a sail, white against a wooden bank. Trees and a house are seen on the low bank at the left. The butterfly is near the lower edge of the plate, at the right of the center.
- Whistler, James McNeill, 1834-1903
Boston Public Library
- Collection (local):
James McNeill Whistler (1834-1903). Lithographs, Etchings, and Drawings
England > Thames (river)
England > London > Putney
- 1 print : etching ; plate mark 21 x 30 cm
No known copyright restrictions.
No known restrictions on use.
Title from catalogue raisonné.
Kennedy: K. 178
Handwritten on item: Original impression unique. The only one in this state.
- Notes (ownership):
From the H. L. Quick and H. Whittemore Collections.
- Notes (date):
Date supplied by cataloger.
This date is inferred.
- Notes (citation):
Kennedy, Edward G. (Edward Guthrie). "The etched work of Whistler ; compiled, arranged and described by Edward G. Kennedy, with an introduction by Royal Cortissoz." Alan Wofsy Fine Arts, 1978, San Francisco.
- Notes (object):
First state of four.
The butterfly is in outline; the trees and foliage are not fully expressed (H. L. Quick).
W. 301 (no longer used)
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