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Old Putney Bridge

Impression: Colby College Museum of Art, Maine
Colby College Museum of Art, Maine
Number: 185
Date: 1879
Medium: etching and drypoint
Size: 200 x 298 mm
Signed: butterfly at bottom (1-5); shaded (6-final)
Inscribed: no
Set/Publication: Fine Art Society, 1879
No. of States: 7
Known impressions: 47
Catalogues: K.178; M.175; W.145
Impressions taken from this plate  (47)


  • Kennedy, Edward G., The Etched Work of Whistler, New York, 1910 (cat. no. 178) 'Old Putney Bridge'.
  • Mansfield, Howard, A Descriptive Catalogue of the Etchings and Dry-Points of James Abbott McNeill Whistler, Chicago, 1909 (cat. no. 175) 'Old Putney Bridge'.
  • Wedmore, Sir Frederick, Whistler's Etchings: a Study and a Catalogue, London, 1886 (cat. no. 145) 'Putney Bridge'.


  • 111th Exhibition of the Royal Academy of Arts, Royal Academy, London, 1879 (cat. no. 1233) 'Old Putney Bridge'.
  • [?] Exhibition, Grosvenor Gallery, London, 1879 (cat. no. 285) 'Putney Bridge'.
  • London 1880: Black and White Exhibition, Dudley Gallery, 1880 (cat. no. 326) 'Putney Old Bridge'.
  • 'Black and White', Exhibition, Manchester, 1879.
  • Glasgow 1880, Black and White Exhibition (cat. no. 892) 'Putney Bridge'.
  • Etchings and Dry Points, The Union League Club, New York, 1881 (cat. no. 153) 'Old Putney Bridge'.
  • International Exhibition, Kelvingrove, Glasgow, 1888 (cat. no. 2552-18) 'Putney Bridge'.
  • Exhibition of etchings, Art Institute of Chicago, 1891.
  • World's Columbian Exposition, Department of Fine Arts, Chicago, 1893 (cat. no. 2227) 'Putney Bridge'.
  • Ausstellung neuerer graphischer Werke von Kütlern aller Nationen im Städtischen Museum zu Leipzig, Leipzig, 1895 (cat. no. 813) 'Putney Bridge'.
  • Exhibition of Etchings, Drypoints. and Lithographs by Whistler, H. Wunderlich and Co., New York, 1898 (cat. no. 124) 'Putney Bridge'.
  • An Exhibition of Etchings and Lithographs of James McNeill Whistler, The Caxton Club, 1900 (cat. no. 127) 'Putney Bridge'.
  • Pan-American Exposition, Buffalo, 1901 (cat. no. 1397) 'Putney Bridge'.
  • 71st Annual Exhibition, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, 1902 (cat. no. 947 (145)). 'Putney Bridge'.
  • Exhibition of Etchings by James McNeill Whistler, Obach and Co., London, 1903 (cat. no. 118) 'Putney Bridge'.
  • A Collection of Etchings and Dry Points by Whistler recently acquired, H. Wunderlich and Co., New York, 1903 (cat. no. 108).
  • Etchings and Dry-Points by James McNeill Whistler, The Grolier Club, New York, 1904 (cat. no. 146) 'Putney Bridge'.
  • 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. 111) 'Putney Bridge'.
  • Oeuvres de James McNeill Whistler, Palais de l'École des Beaux-Art, Paris, 1905 (cat. no. 350) 'Le vieux pont Putney. - (Old Putney Bridge)'.
  • 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. 145) 'Putney Bridge'.

REVIEWS 1855- 1905

  • 'The Black and White Exhibition', Glasgow Herald, 12 August 1880.


  • Drawing Near. Whistler Etchings from the Zelman Collection, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1984 (cat. no. 28).
  • Lochnan, Katharine A., The Etchings of James McNeill Whistler, New Haven and London, 1984, pp. 179, 180, 280 (no. 180).
  • MacDonald, Margaret F., James McNeill Whistler. Drawings, Pastels and Watercolours. A Catalogue Raisonné, New Haven and London, 1995 (cat. no. 481).
  • Pennell, Elizabeth Robins, and Joseph Pennell, The Life of James McNeill Whistler, 2 vols, London and Philadelphia, 1908, I, pp. 158, 215, 248.
  • 'Where Thames Still Waters Glide', website at www:// (accessed 2007).