Murano - Glass Furnace

Impression: Freer Gallery of Art
Freer Gallery of Art
Number: 205
Date: 1879/1880
Medium: drypoint
Size: 161 x 238 mm
Signed: no
Inscribed: no
Set/Publication: no
No. of States: 4
Known impressions: 7
Catalogues: K.217; M.214; W.187
Impressions taken from this plate  (7)


  • Kennedy, Edward G., The Etched Work of Whistler, New York, 1910 (cat. no. 217) 'Glass-Furnace, Murano'.
  • Mansfield, Howard, A Descriptive Catalogue of the Etchings and Dry-Points of James Abbott McNeill Whistler, Chicago, 1909 (cat. no. 214) 'Glass-Furnace, Murano'.
  • Wedmore, Sir Frederick, Whistler's Etchings: a Study and a Catalogue, London, 1886 (cat. no. 187) 'Glass-Furnace, Murano'.


  • Mr Whistler's Etchings, The Fine Art Society, London, 1883 (cat. no. 1) 'Murano - Glass Furnace'.
  • 50 Etchings and Drypoints (Venice Second Series), H. Wunderlich and Co., New York, 1883 (cat. no. 1) 'Murano - Glass Furnace'.
  • Exhibition of Etchings, Drypoints. and Lithographs by Whistler, H. Wunderlich and Co., New York, 1898 (cat. no. 166) 'Murano - Glass Furnace'.
  • An Exhibition of Etchings and Lithographs of James McNeill Whistler, The Caxton Club, 1900 (cat. no. E167) 'Murano - Glass Furnace'.
  • Exhibition of Etchings by James McNeill Whistler, Obach and Co., London, 1903 (cat. no. 164) 'Murano - Glass Furnace'.
  • Etchings and Dry-Points by James McNeill Whistler, The Grolier Club, New York, 1904 (cat. no. 189) 'Murano - Glass Furnace'.
  • Oeuvres de James McNeill Whistler, Palais de l'École des Beaux-Art, Paris, 1905 (cat. no. 378) 'Murano. Un fourneau de verrier. - (Murano. Glass Furnace)'.
  • 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. 187) 'Murano-Glass Furnace'.

REVIEWS 1855- 1905

  • Anon., 'Mr Whistler's Etchings', Daily News, 20 February 1883 (GUL PC25/20).
  • Anon., Liverpool Mercury, 21 February 1883 (GUL PC 25/33).
  • 'An Arrangement in White and Yellow', [February 1883], unidentified press-cutting, GUL PC25/26.
  • Anon., 'Our Ladies Column', Advertiser, 3 March 1883; same copy as Nottingham Advertiser, 3 March 1883 (GUL PC6/47).
  • Anon., 'Art, High and Low. From the Weekly Courier', unidentified, 13 March 1883, same copy as Nottingham Advertiser (GUL PC6/50).
  • Knowledge, III, 6 April 1883, pp. 208-9, repr.

GENERAL 1855-1905

  • Mr Whistler's Etchings, The Fine Art Society, London, 1883 (cat. no. 1).
  • Whistler, James McNeill, The Gentle Art of Making Enemies, London, 1890, p. 93.


  • Grieve, Alastair, Whistler's Venice, New Haven and London, 2000, pp. 72, 175, fig. 227.
  • Lochnan, Katharine A., The Etchings of James McNeill Whistler, New Haven and London, 1984, p. 281 (no. 215).