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Reading a Book

Impression: Freer Gallery of Art
Freer Gallery of Art
Number: 112
Date: 1873/1874
Medium: drypoint
Size: 127 x 77 mm
Signed: butterfly at left
Inscribed: no
Set/Publication: 'Cancelled Plates', 1879
No. of States: 2
Known impressions: 18
Catalogues: K.111; M.110; W.97
Impressions taken from this plate  (18)


  • Kennedy, Edward G., The Etched Work of Whistler, New York, 1910 (cat. no. 111) 'Reading a Book'.
  • Mansfield, Howard, A Descriptive Catalogue of the Etchings and Dry-Points of James Abbott McNeill Whistler, Chicago, 1909 (cat. no. 110) 'Reading a Book'.
  • Wedmore, Sir Frederick, Whistler's Etchings: a Study and a Catalogue, London, 1886 (cat. no. 97) 'Reading a Book'.


  • International Exhibition, Kelvingrove, Glasgow, 1888 (cat. no. 2552-21) 'Model Reading'.
  • Exhibition of Etchings, Drypoints. and Lithographs by Whistler, H. Wunderlich and Co., New York, 1898 (cat. no. 92) 'Reading a Book'.
  • A Collection of Etchings and Dry Points by Whistler recently acquired, H. Wunderlich and Co., New York, 1903 (cat. no. 79) 'Reading a Book'.
  • Etchings and Dry-Points by James McNeill Whistler, The Grolier Club, New York, 1904 (cat. no. 103) 'Reading a Book'.
  • 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. 97) 'Reading a Book'.

REVIEWS 1855-1905

  • None.


  • Lochnan, Katharine A., The Etchings of James McNeill Whistler, New Haven and London, 1984, p. 279 (no. 115).