dark boats on water at center; bridge with arches at right; buildings and large tower at center and left in background

The Thames, 1894

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Gift of Edith and Norman Garmezyexpand_more  P.98.26.12

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Joseph Pennell evokes complex reactions from connoisseurs of etchings, for he was both a fervent anti-Semite and a master of his craft. He was largely self taught, but acknowledged that James McNeill Whistler was "the greatest etcher of them all… [he] is and always will be my master." The atmospheric tone and choice of subject of this print owe much to Whistler's influence.

Details
Title
The Thames
Artist Life
1857 - 1926
Role
Artist
Accession Number
P.98.26.12
Provenance
[Hill-Stone, New York]; Edith and Norman Garmezy, Edina, MN; their gift to MIA, 1998
Catalogue Raisonne
Wuerth 247; Stein & Karshan 50
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dark boats on water at center; bridge with arches at right; buildings and large tower at center and left in background