|Medium:||etching and drypoint|
|Size:||120 x 166 mm|
|Signed:||'Whistler' at lower left (1-3); 'W' partly removed (4-final)|
|Inscribed:||'1861.' at lower left (1-3); partly removed (4-final)|
|Set/Publication:||Junior Etching Club, 1862|
|No. of States:||6|
|Catalogues:||K.85; M.86; T.85; W.68|
|Impressions taken from this plate (35)|
'The Angler' (1862, Passages from Modern English Poets). 1
'The Punt' (1874, Ralph Thomas, Jr (1840-1876)). 2
'The Punt' (1881, Union League Club). 3
'The Punt' (1886, Frederick Wedmore (1844-1921)). 4
This is an odd situation: the original title is based on J.H. Reynold's poem, 'The Angler's Soliloquy', which Whistler supposedly illustrated, but the etching is dominated completely by a punt. Not surprisingly, later cataloguers opted for the descriptive title, 'The Punt', as does this catalogue.
5: Mansfield 1909 (cat. no. 85).
6: Lochnan 1984 , chap. 7, n. 15.
7: See George D. Leslie, RA, Our River, London, 1881, pp. 222-41.