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St James's Street

Impression: Freer Gallery of Art
Freer Gallery of Art
Number: 178
Date: 1878
Medium: etching and drypoint
Size: 275 x 155 mm
Signed: butterfly at lower left (3-final)
Inscribed: no
Set/Publication: no
No. of States: 4
Known impressions: 36
Catalogues: K.169; M.165; W.140
Impressions taken from this plate  (36)


  • Kennedy, Edward G., The Etched Work of Whistler, New York, 1910 (cat. no. 169) 'St. James's Street'.
  • Mansfield, Howard, A Descriptive Catalogue of the Etchings and Dry-Points of James Abbott McNeill Whistler, Chicago, 1909 (cat. no. 165) 'St. James's Street'.
  • Wedmore, Sir Frederick, Whistler's Etchings: a Study and a Catalogue, London, 1886 (cat. no. 140) 'St. James's Street'.


  • Ausstellung neuerer graphischer Werke von Kütlern aller Nationen im Städtischen Museum zu Leipzig, Leipzig, 1895 (cat. no. 805) 'St James street'.
  • Exhibition of Etchings, Drypoints. and Lithographs by Whistler, H. Wunderlich and Co., New York, 1898 (cat. no. 119) 'St James's street'.
  • An Exhibition of Etchings and Lithographs of James McNeill Whistler, The Caxton Club, 1900 (cat. no. 122) 'St James's Street'.
  • Exhibition of Etchings by James McNeill Whistler, Obach and Co., London, 1903 (cat. no. 114) 'St James's Street'.
  • A Collection of Etchings and Dry Points by Whistler recently acquired, H. Wunderlich and Co., New York, 1903 (cat. no. 140).
  • Oil Paintings, Water Colors, Pastels and Drawings: Memorial Exhibition of the Works of Mr. J. McNeill Whistler, Copley Society, Copley Hall, Boston, February 1904 (cat. no. 106) 'St James's Street'.
  • Etchings and Dry-Points by James McNeill Whistler, The Grolier Club, New York, 1904 (cat. no. 141) 'St James's Street'.
  • 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. 140) 'St James's Street'.

REVIEWS 1855- 1905

  • Correspondence, The Leeds Mercury, 28 June 1878, p. 5.
  • Anon., Nottingham Evening Post, 1 July 1878, p. 3.
  • Vanity Fair, vol. 22, 2 July 1878, repr.
  • E. Yates, 'What the World Says', World, 3 July 1878.
  • Anon., Local Intelligence, Sheffield Independent, 5 July 1878, p. 3.
  • Anon., Daily Gazette, Middlesbrough, 6 July 1878, p. 4.
  • Anon., 'Fine Art Gossip', The Athenaeum, 6 July 1878, no. 2645, p. 25.
  • Anon.,'Variorum Notes', The Examiner, 6 July 1878, no. 3675, p. 858.

GENERAL 1855- 1906

  • Whistler, James McNeill, The Gentle Art of Making Enemies, 2nd ed., London and New York, 1892, p. 46.


  • Drawing Near. Whistler Etchings from the Zelman Collection, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1984 (cat. no. 24).
  • Lochnan, Katharine A., The Etchings of James McNeill Whistler, New Haven and London, 1984, p. 280 (no. 172).
  • Pennell, Elizabeth Robins, and Joseph Pennell, The Life of James McNeill Whistler, 2 vols, London and Philadelphia, 1908, I, p. 215.