Thanks to the American artist Whistler and his brother-in-law Francis Seymour, graphic work in England experienced an enormous blossoming in the nineteenth century. Taking Rembrandt as their model, they promoted a veritable revolution, especially in the art of etching. Their etchings were skilfully and swiftly made, having a somewhat sketchy character, and tend to depict landscapes or cityscapes - as in this picture of the river Thames in London. The 'architects' of the museum's Print Room, Domela Nieuwenhuis and Bierens de Haan, began collection this 'new' English graphic work; it has continued to be an important focus of attention in the collection.
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|Title||Black Lion Wharf|
|Material and technique||Etching|
Print > Two-dimensional object > Art object
|Location||This object is in storage|
Height 150 mm
Width 223 mm
James Abbott McNeill Whistler
|Accession number||BdH 23174 (PK)|
|Credits||Uit de nalatenschap van / from the estate of: Dr. J.C.J. Bierens de Haan 1951|
|Department||Drawings & Prints|
|Creation date||in 1859|
|Age artist||About 25 years old|
|Collector||Collector / J.C.J. Bierens de Haan|
TEFAF - Collecting Collectors (2016)
Etching > Manual > Intaglio printing techniques > Printing technique > Technique > Material and technique
|Geographical origin||The United States of America > North America > America|