The Lime-Burner, 1859

  • James Abbott McNeill Whistler, American, 1834 - 1903


  • Overall: 9 15/16 × 6 7/8 inches (25.2 × 17.5 cm)

Museum Purchase, Beatrice Rogers Fund



Prints, Drawings & Photographs

Signed and dated, in plate, lower right: Whistler 1859

Stamped in light brown, HW (Harris Whittemore, Lugt suppl. 1384a) Marks, on sheet, lower right: [erasures]

Judson S. Dutcher [c. 1863-after 1920]

February 14, 1911 sold by ((Anderson Galleries, New York, New York, USA) auction of etchings and drypoints the property of Judson S. Dutcher, lot 103. Harris Whittemore [1864-1927] (Naugatuck, Connecticut, USA) Lugt suppl.1384a

by descent to Thyrza S. Whittemore [b.1951] (Middlebury, Connecticut, USA), daughter of Robert Napier Whittemore [1921-2010] (Naugatuck Connecticut, USA), granddaughter of Harris Whittemore, Jr. [c. 1894-1974] (Naugatuck,Connecticut, USA), and great-granddaughter of Harris Whittemore [1864-1927]

(Susan Schulman Printseller, New York, New York, USA)

2018-present, purchase by the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

James Abbott McNeill Whistler, The Lime-Burner, 1859, etching. Detroit Institute of Arts, Museum Purchase, Beatrice Rogers Fund, 2018.4.