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Title

The music room

1858

Artist

James Abbott McNeill Whistler

United States of America, England

11 Jul 1834 – 17 Jul 1903

  • Details

    Date
    1858
    Media category
    Print
    Materials used
    etching and drypoint in brown ink
    Edition
    ii of 2 states
    Dimensions
    14.5 x 21.6 cm platemark; 18.5 x 30.9 cm sheet
    Signature & date

    Not signed. Not dated.

    Credit
    Purchased 1975
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    17.1975
    Copyright

    Reproduction requests

    Artist information
    James Abbott McNeill Whistler

    Works in the collection

    29

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  • About

    In 1858 in Paris Whistler fell ill and went to stay with the family of his half-sister Deborah. She was married to the surgeon, Francis Seymour Haden, who owned a considerable collection of prints, especially those of Rembrandt, and was on the path of becoming a highly accomplished etcher in his own right. Haden encouraged his brother-in-law to start etching during his convalescence, and Whistler found convenient subjects in the Haden household at 62 Sloane Street, London. The man reading the newspaper is Haden; the woman is Deborah Haden, and the other figure is James Reeves Traer, Haden’s medical partner.

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 3 exhibitions

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 2 publications

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