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Reading by Lamplight: P.2072-R

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Reading by Lamplight


Whistler, James Abbott McNeill (Printmaker)

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1923-09) by Riches, T. H., Mrs


Production date: AD/CE 1858


Second state

School or Style


People, subjects and objects depicted

Materials used in production

Black carbon ink

Components of the work

Support: composed of Japanese paper Plate: Height 161 mm Width 119 mm
Sheet: Height 326 mm Width 234 mm

Techniques used in production

Drypoint Etching

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: J. Whistler
  • Location: Image lower right
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Signature
  • Text: Reading by Lamplight / (M.30. K.32 W.25) / 2nd state
  • Location: Sheet lower left
  • Method of creation: Graphite
  • Title
  • Text: Given by T. H. Riches / Sep 1923
  • Location: Sheet lower right
  • Method of creation: Graphite
  • Inscription

Inscription present: 4 written over the 0 of '20'

  • Text: 20
  • Location: Sheet lower right corner
  • Method of creation: Graphite
  • Number

References and bibliographic entries

Related exhibitions

Identification numbers

Accession number: P.2072-R
Primary reference Number: 10125
Wedmore (Whistler): 25
Mansfield: 30 II
Kennedy: 32 II
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 23 March 2021 Last processed: Tuesday 23 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Paintings, Drawings and Prints

Citation for print

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The Fitzwilliam Museum (2020) "Print" Web page available at: Accessed: 2021-12-06 18:34:26

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{{cite web|url=|title=Print|author=The Fitzwilliam Museum|accessdate=2021-12-06 18:34:26|publisher=The University of Cambridge}}

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