The Forge, 1861

  • James Abbott McNeill Whistler, American, 1834 - 1903

Drypoint printed in black ink on laid paper

  • Framed: Plate: 7 3/4 × 12 1/2 inches (19.7 × 31.8 cm) Sheet: 8 5/8 × 13 1/2 inches (21.9 × 34.3 cm)

Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Sheldon Stern

F77.125

Department

Prints, Drawings & Photographs

  • Interior
  • People
  • Workers
  • Drypoint
  • Ink
  • Laid paper
  • Genre
  • Smithy
  • Anvil (tool)
  • Forge
  • Furnace
  • Hammer (tool)
  • Blacksmith
  • Drypoint
  • Bretagne

Signed, Marks, Inscriptions

Signed in plate, lower right: Whistler

Stamp in black, lower right corner: BP[ ] | MB. [The BP( ) are in a banderole]

Dated in plate, lower right: 1861 Inscribed in pencil, lower left corner: K.68 III

Provenance

1978-present, gift to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

Rights Status

James Abbott McNeill Whistler, The Forge, 1861, drypoint printed in black ink on laid paper. Detroit Institute of Arts, Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Sheldon Stern, F77.125.