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Portrait of Whistler

Impression: Freer Gallery of Art
Freer Gallery of Art
Number: 5
Date: 1857
Medium: etching
Size: 118 x 80 mm
Signed: 'J. W.' at lower right
Inscribed: no
Set/Publication: no
No. of States: 1
Known impressions: 3
Catalogues: K.7; M.9; T.-; W.1
Impressions taken from this plate  (3)


  • Kennedy, Edward G., The Etched Work of Whistler, New York, 1910 (cat. no. 7) 'Early Portrait of Whistler'.
  • Mansfield, Howard, A Descriptive Catalogue of the Etchings and Dry-Points of James Abbott McNeill Whistler, Chicago, 1909 (cat. no. 9) 'Early Portrait of Whistler'.
  • Wedmore, Sir Frederick, Whistler's Etchings: a Study and a Catalogue, London, 1886 (cat. no. 1) 'Early Portrait of Whistler'.


  • Etchings and Dry Points, The Union League Club, New York, 1881 (cat. nos. 1, 2) 'Portrait of the Artist'.
  • World's Columbian Exposition, Department of Fine Arts, Chicago, 1893 (cat. no. 2224) 'Early Portrait of Whistler'.
  • Exhibition of Etchings, Drypoints. and Lithographs by Whistler, H. Wunderlich and Co., New York, 1898 (cat. no. 1) 'Early Portrait of Whistler'.
  • An Exhibition of Etchings and Lithographs of James McNeill Whistler, The Caxton Club, 1900 (cat. nos. 1, 1a) 'Early Portrait of Whistler'.
  • Etchings and Dry-Points by James McNeill Whistler, The Grolier Club, New York, 1904 (cat. no. 1) 'Early Portrait of Whistler'.
  • Memorial Exhibition of the Works of the late James McNeill Whistler, First President of The International Society of Sculptors, Painters and Gravers, New Gallery, Regent Street, London, 1905 (cat. no. 1) 'Early Portrait of Whistler'.

REVIEWS 1855- 1905

  • Cosmo Monkhouse, 'Whistler's Etchings: a Study and a catalogue by Frederick Wedmore (Thibaudeau)', The Academy, 10 February 1887, p. 136.


  • Lochnan, Katharine A., The Etchings of James McNeill Whistler, New Haven and London, 1984, pp. 25, 277 (no. 11).