Photo, Print, Drawing Trafalgar Square Admiral Nelson--"boarded at last!"

[ digital file from b&w film copy neg. ]

About this Item

Title
Trafalgar Square
Other Title
Admiral Nelson--"boarded at last!"
Contributor Names
Whistler, James McNeill, 1834-1903, artist
Created / Published
[1897]
Subject Headings
-  Trafalgar Square (London, England)--1890-1900
Format Headings
Clippings--1890-1900.
Graphite drawings--1890-1900.
Pencil works--1890-1900.
Satires (Visual works)--1890-1900.
Notes
-  Title from item.
-  Signed on back with butterfly.
-  Text below drawing: Trafalgar square "The finest (site/sight) in Europe"!!! Admiral Nelson "Boarded at last"! "England expects every man to be ridiculous!" o St. Martins Church Protestant House of the Lord to let Apply Money changers Vestry. Text above drawing: Asseyons nous dessus, et que ça finess! Asseyons nous dessus et n'en parlon plus! London's turn! [The constructions annotated on "signs"] [left] Stevens Builders [center] Whiteley 1000000 Seats Apply [right] Maple Seats.
-  Beige laid paper, folded horizontally and vertically at center with black mourning edges; watermark of script B in a shield.
-  On back in pencil, in artist's hand: I am sending this over to Paris! Possibly Wobbles may see it! Be sure you dine here tomorrow! Eight o'clock [signed with butterfly] Saturday night - You might wire a line[?] to Fitzroy Street in the morning. [In another hand]: June 97.
-  On back: Black stamp of the L.C. Division of Prints (Lugt 677).
-  Matted with drawing: Clipping from the Daily Chronicle, Friday, June 18, 1897, approximately reproducing this drawing, with butterfly signature, captioned: The above amusing sketch is Mr. Whistler's contribution to the "Great Jubilee Stand" problem.
-  "Wobbles" was Charles Whibley, an American writer married to Whistler's sister-in-law. The celebration, for which Trafalgar Square was being transformed was Queen Victoria's sixth Jubilee.
-  James McNeill Whistler : drawings, pastels, and watercolors : a catalogue raisonné / Margaret F. MacDonald. New Haven ; London : Yale University Press, 1995, no. 1507 (p. 540-41)
-  Gift; E.R. & J. Pennell; 1917.
-  Forms part of the Joseph and Elizabeth Robins Pennell Collection of Whistleriana.
Medium
1 drawing : graphite ; sheet 22.4 x 17.7 cm.
Call Number/Physical Location
DRWG/MA, no. 260 (A size) [P&P] DRWG/MA - Whistler,
Repository
Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA
Digital Id
cph 3b46493 //hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/cph.3b46493
Library of Congress Control Number
2006685410
Reproduction Number
LC-USZ62-72166 (b&w film copy neg.)
Rights Advisory
No known restrictions on publication.
Online Format
image
Description
1 drawing : graphite ; sheet 22.4 x 17.7 cm.
LCCN Permalink
https://0-lccn.loc.gov.oasys.lib.oxy.edu/2006685410
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Whistler, James Mcneill, Artist. Trafalgar Square. England London Trafalgar Square, 1897. Photograph. https://0-www.loc.gov.oasys.lib.oxy.edu/item/2006685410/.

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