The Punt, 1861

  • Day and Son, English, active 1860 - 1880
  • James Abbott McNeill Whistler, American, 1834 - 1903

Etching and drypoint printed in black ink on wove paper

  • Framed: Plate: 4 3/4 × 6 1/2 inches (12.1 × 16.5 cm) Sheet: 6 3/8 × 9 1/4 inches (16.2 × 23.5 cm)

Bequest of Hal H. Smith

45.411

Department

Prints, Drawings & Photographs

  • Drypoint
  • Etching (printing process)
  • Ink
  • Wove paper
  • Trousers
  • River
  • Riverbank
  • Man
  • Drypoint
  • Etching
  • Hat
  • Coat
  • Marine (visual work)
  • Pipe
  • United states
  • Thames

Signed, Marks, Inscriptions

Signed in plate, lower left: Whistler Lower right corner: J. Whistler

Dated in plate, lower left: 1861 Inscribed in plate, upper right: PL. 7. Lower center: London Published December 1st. 1861, by Day & Son, Lith. to the Queen. In pencil, bottom left edge: 64 x 46 C6

Provenance

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

Rights Status

James Abbott McNeill Whistler, The Punt, 1861, etching and drypoint printed in black ink on wove paper. Detroit Institute of Arts, Bequest of Hal H. Smith, 45.411.