The Dam Wood

Impression: Freer Gallery of Art
Freer Gallery of Art
Number: 133
Date: 1874/1875
Medium: drypoint
Size: 177 x 113 mm
Signed: butterfly at right (3-final)
Inscribed: no
Set/Publication: no
No. of States: 4
Known impressions: 11
Catalogues: K.145; M.143; W.120
Impressions taken from this plate  (11)
The Dam Wood dates from 1875.
Whistler stayed at Speke Hall near Liverpool from January to March 1875. On 1 February 1875 he wrote from Speke: 'The etchings and drypoints are getting on famously - I have quite got back into my old delight in the work and think I shall have some pretty things to show you soon - ' 1

1: Whistler to W. C. Alexander, GUW #07565.

He was working on several etchings of Speke Hall and the vicinity: including Speke Hall [140], Shipbuilder's Yard, Liverpool [142], The Little Forge, Liverpool [141], and The Dam Wood.