Sketching, No. 1; an illustration for 'Passages from Modern English Poets'Artist(s)James Abbott McNeill WhistlerArtist NationalityAmerican (North American)Object Creation Date1861Medium & Supportetching, printed in black ink on wove paperDimensions
6 9/16 in x 9 ¼ in (16.67 cm x 23.5 cm)Credit LineMuseum purchaseSubject matter
This scene in rural England was one of two images that Whistler contributed to the volume "Passages from Modern English Poets," published in 1862. The other work by Whistler among the 47 etchings in the book was "The Punt".Physical Description
A rural countryside with a river flowing into the distance at the right dominates the scene. Two figures in a rowboat are at the center of the image and at the lower right corner, an artist, seated on a camp stool and facing away from the viewer, sketches the rowers.Primary Object ClassificationPrintCollection AreaWesternRights
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