The Forge from "Sixteen Etchings of Scenes on the Thames and Other Subjects", 1861

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The Forge is the only print from the "Thames Set" to be executed completely in drypoint, and according to Whistler, is the only image he printed entirely by himself. The scene is from the Brittany Coast in France at Perros-Guirac, where the artist was recovering from rheumatic fever. This was the first time Whistler explored the theme of the forge, but he would return to it several times during his career.

Details
Title
The Forge from "Sixteen Etchings of Scenes on the Thames and Other Subjects"
Artist Life
1834–1903
Role
Artist
Accession Number
P.4,550
Provenance
(Kennedy Galleries, New York). William M. Ladd (1855-1931, Portland, OR), by 1916; Herschel V. Jones (1861-1928, Minneapolis), 1916; his gift to MIA, 1916.
Catalogue Raisonne
L.91, K.68 iv/iv, W.63
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