Freer Buys Set of Works by Whistler

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Summary

Charles Lang Freer acquires a set of twenty-six etchings from the artist James McNeill Whistler. Freer was a friend and patron of the artist and many of Whistler's works are included in the collection at the Freer Gallery of Art.

Subject

  • Freer, Charles Lang 1854-1919
  • Whistler, James McNeill 1834-1903
  • Freer Gallery of Art

Category

Chronology of Smithsonian History

Notes

Lawton, Thomas and Linda Merrill. Freer, A Legacy of Art. Washington, D.C.: Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution in association with Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 1993, p. 40.

Contact information

Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu

Date

1887

Topic

  • Acquisitions
  • Art
  • Benefactors
  • Collectors and collecting
  • Museums
  • Gifts
  • History
  • Museums--Acquisitions
  • Art--History
  • Art objects

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