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The Punt

Impression: Freer Gallery of Art
Freer Gallery of Art
Number: 82
Date: 1861
Medium: etching and drypoint
Size: 120 x 166 mm
Signed: 'Whistler' at lower left (1-3); 'W' partly removed (4-final)
Inscribed: '1861.' at lower left (1-3); partly removed (4-final)
Set/Publication: Junior Etching Club, 1862
No. of States: 6
Known impressions: 35
Catalogues: K.85; M.86; T.85; W.68
Impressions taken from this plate  (35)
In 1861 Whistler was asked to illustrate two poems in Passages from Modern English Poets. Whistler wrote to Arthur James Lewis (1824-1901):
'Can't find anything among my old plates that will do for your work - but will at once begin, and finish two small etchings as I promised'. 9
The copper plate has not been located. It was exactly the same size as Sketching 083 and close to The Miser 017.