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The Little Pool, 1861

  • James Abbott McNeill Whistler, American, 1834 - 1903

Etching and drypoint printed in black ink on laid paper

  • Plate: 4 × 4 7/8 inches (10.2 × 12.4 cm) Sheet: 7 1/8 × 8 7/8 inches (18.1 × 22.5 cm)

Bequest of Hal H. Smith

45.407

Department

Prints, Drawings & Photographs

  • Seamen
  • Men
  • Sketching
  • Drypoint
  • Shipping
  • Etching (printing process)
  • Ink
  • Laid paper
  • Top hats
  • Warehouse
  • River
  • Cityscape
  • Artist
  • Worker
  • Drypoint
  • Etching
  • Ship
  • Port
  • Wharf
  • Sailing ship
  • Boat
  • Marine (visual work)
  • Pier
  • Barge
  • United states
  • London
  • Thames

Signed in plate, center left edge: Whistler

Dated in plate, center left edge: 1861 Inscribed, titled in pencil, verso, lower left: Little Pool Lower right: 97 RW

1945-present, bequest to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

James Abbott McNeill Whistler, The Little Pool, 1861, etching and drypoint printed in black ink on laid paper. Detroit Institute of Arts, Bequest of Hal H. Smith, 45.407.