Artist James Abbott McNeill Whistler, American, 1834-1903
  • Sketches on the Coast Survey Plate
Date between 1854 and 1855
Medium etching printed in black ink on laid paper
Dimensions Plate: 5 3/4 × 10 1/4 inches (14.6 × 26 cm)
Sheet: 10 1/4 × 16 1/2 inches (26 × 41.9 cm)
Credit Line City of Detroit Purchase
Accession Number 30.43
Department Prints, Drawings & Photographs
Not On View
Signed Signed in plate, lower left of the coast line scene along the top edge: JW
Marks Watermark: MBM
Inscriptions Inscribed in pencil, bottom edge of sheet: Whistler's first etching. Done while in the service of the United States Coast Survey. [ ] Keppel; lower right margin: S[ ]7358.4.
1930-present, purchase by the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)