|Size:||156 x 286 mm|
|Signed:||'Whistler.' at lower right|
|Inscribed:||'1861.' at lower right|
|Set/Publication:||'Cancelled Plates', 1879|
|No. of States:||3|
|Catalogues:||K.81; M.83; T.74; W.77|
|Impressions taken from this plate (36)|
The Storm was among etchings selected for the World's Columbian Exposition in 1893 by Howard Mansfield (1849-1938), 11 who also lent his own impression of The Storm to the Whistler Memorial Exhibition in Boston in 1904 (). One was also exhibited by the Caxton Club in Chicago in 1900, lent by Bryan Lathrop (1844-1916) (). 12
In addition, impressions appeared for sale in two print dealer's shows, at H. Wunderlich & Co. in 1898 and 1903. 13
SALES & COLLECTORS
One of the earliest impressions was inscribed 'A mon ami Delātre / Whistler' and given by the artist to Auguste Delātre (1822-1907) (). It was then acquired by Philippe Burty (1830-1890) before being sold at Sotheby's on 27 April 1876 (lot 930) and bought by the British Museum. The Museum acquired a set of the cancelled etchings (including ) in 1887.
Several print dealers bought impressions at auctions. An individual impression was sold at Christie's on 8-9 March 1892 (lot 310) for £6.0.0, bought by Edmund F. Deprez (1851-1915) of Deprez & Gutekunst. A cancelled set of etchings, sold with the collection of Alphonse Wyatt Thibaudeau (ca 1840- d.1892) at Sotheby's on 13 December 1889 (lot 787 or 789) was bought by Robert Dunthorne (b. ca 1851), for £0.6.0. This set (including ), was acquired by Rosalind Birnie Philip (1873-1958) and bequeathed to the University of Glasgow, 1958.
15: [March/April 1875?], GUW #07573.
16: [16/21 November 1877], GUW #12740; 9 August 1878, #07966.
In 1898 Charles Lang Freer (1856-1919) bought a unique proof of the first state that originally came from the collection of Francis Seymour Haden, Sr (1818-1910), from Wunderlich's (). He also acquired a second state from the same dealers in August 1891 () and a cancelled set (published by the Fine Art Society) in 1893 ().
17: Kennedy Ledgers, Colby College of Art.