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The Forge, from A Series of Sixteen Etchings of Scenes on the Thames and Other Subjects

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James McNeill Whistler, The Forge, from A Series of Sixteen Etchings of Scenes on the Thames and Other Subjects, 1861, drypoint on cream laid paper, Gift of Bob Rau, public domain, 92.106.7

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Title

The Forge, from A Series of Sixteen Etchings of Scenes on the Thames and Other Subjects

Related Titles

series (original language): Thames Set

Artist

James McNeill Whistler (American, active England and France, 1834-1903)

Date

1861

Medium

drypoint on cream laid paper

Catalogue Raisonné

Glasgow 86

Dimensions (H x W x D)

plate: 7 5/8 in x 12 9/16 in; sheet: 9 5/16 in x 14 7/8 in

Collection Area

Graphic Arts

Category

Prints

Object Type

intaglio print

Culture

American

Credit Line

Gift of Bob Rau

Accession Number

92.106.7

Copyright

public domain

Terms

blacksmiths

drypoint

drypoints

forges

intaglio printing

intaglio prints

paper

Location

Belluschi Building

Hirsch Wing

Lower Level

Helen Copeland Gallery

Description

Whistler was drawn to forges and furnaces, which allowed him to experiment with dramatic lighting effects. Compare this scene of a blacksmith in a forge in the small French town of Perros-Guirec in Brittany with James McBey's depiction of the forge of a glass blower on the island of Murano, in Venice [see Related Artworks].

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